A Walk in the Park: New parks and improved parks

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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A recent article in the Northwest Arkansas section of the Democrat-Gazette stated that a new 550-acre state park is being developed in Lee and Phillips Counties and will be located inside the St. Francis National Forest. The writer referred to it as "the first-ever state park along the Mississippi River." I immediately thought of Lake Chicot, a park in the extreme southeast corner of the state, and wondered why its location would not be considered "along the Mississippi River." The lake, after all, is a 20-mile long oxbow of Old Man River.

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