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Millwood State Park
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Millwood State Park © Lillian Lizana
Millwood State Park © Lillian Lizana
Millwood State Park © Lillian Lizana
Millwood State Park © Lillian Lizana
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1564 Highway 32 East
Ashdown, Arkansas   71822

Phone: 870-898-2800
Reservations: 870-898-2800
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A series of boat lanes meander through timber, marshes, and oxbow cutoffs making Millwood Lake a "tree-filled" fishing haven. Famous for bass tournaments, this 29,260-acre lake abounds in largemouth, catfish and crappie. Spring and fall offer anglers great crappie fishing here, and catfish and bream fishing in summer. Bird watching is another popular activity here because of the lake's variety of year-round inhabitants, and wintering eagles.

History of the Area
Located in southwest Arkansas, the park was established in 1976. It surrounds Millwood Lake, a renowned fishing and birdwatching spot. The lake itself was created by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers for flood control purposes back in 1966.

The area is known for its diverse wildlife including over 300 species of birds that have been documented there. In addition to natural beauty, it offers recreational activities such as camping, picnicking and boating.

In recent years efforts were made towards improving facilities like campsites and trails while preserving its rich biodiversity.

Park facilities include 115 campsites (two Class AA, 110 Class B, and three Primitive) and one Rent-An-RV, picnic sites, a standard pavilion, self-guided nature trail, and bicycle trail.

A marina offers souvenirs, gift items, groceries, bait, gas, fishing boats, canoes, pedal boats and hydro bikes. Slip rentals are available year round. [Marina: (870) 898-5334

Millwood State Park offers a designated swimming area on Millwood Lake for visitors to enjoy. No lifeguards are present, so swimming is at one's own risk. The lake waters provide refreshing relief from the heat during summer months. Swimming off boats away from traffic lanes and beaches is also allowed but should be done cautiously.
Anglers can enjoy fishing in the lake, known for its largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. Boat ramps are available.

Millwood State Park is located near Texarkana, Texarkana

Millwood State Park in Arkansas offers scenic picnic areas with tables and grills near the lake. Shelters are available for rent.
WATERFOWL WAY TRAIL : Length: 1.5 miles : Time: 1.5 hours : Difficulty: Easy Description: This level loop trail begins at Camping Area E. It crosses a bog and prairie bumps and meanders through both pine and hardwood stands. Fishing, waterfowl observation and photography are popular activities for hikers on this trail. At Cypress Point, a picnic table is available for those wanting to rest or enjoy a picnic lunch. On its return loop the trail passes an active beaver lodge and an alligator 'hole'. This trail is especially popular during the fall and winter months when many varieties of migratory waterfowl use Millwood Lake as a resting site along their long journeys.

Location: From Texarkana, go 16 miles north on U.S. 71, then 9 miles east on Hwy. 32


Description: This trail is a four mile path meandering through several hundred acres of land set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife Lane is a multi-use trail and is designed to accommodate both hikers and bicyclers. Ride and walk with respect of others in mind.

Location: From Jct. I-30 and U.S. 71 at Texarkana, travel 16 miles north on U.S. 71 to Ashdown, then go nine miles east on Hwy. 32 to the park.

Millwood offers diverse birding habitats, including lake, swamp and forest areas. Birdwatchers can spot over 300 species. Notable birds include eagles, ospreys, warblers and various waterfowl. The park's location attracts migratory songbirds in spring and fall seasons. Lookout points are available for optimal viewing of raptors like hawks during migration periods. Waterbird enthusiasts enjoy the plentiful herons, egrets and ducks near the lake shores.

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From junction I-30 and U.S. 71 at Texarkana, travel 16 miles north on U.S. 71 to Ashdown, then go nine miles east on Ark. 32 to the park.

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