Recreation

The Wiley A. McGehee Memorial Park, which is a cypress break converted into a recreational area, offers picnicking facilities, a scenic duck pond and fishing for the young.

The South Annex Park is home to tennis courts, a walking trail, a baseball / softball complex and a municipal swimming pool.  Private pools are also located at the McGehee Boy’s Club and at the Country Club. Other tennis courts are available at the high school, Friedman Street, Boys Club and the Country Club.

There is a 9-hole golf course at the Delta Country Club for members only.

Just twenty miles south of McGehee is Lake Chicot State Park and Chicot County Park, both located on Lake Chicot, a large natural Oxbow Lake formed by the changing channel of the Mississippi River. Fishing is a popular sport not only on Lake Chicot but also on the Mississippi River, the Arkansas River, and the White River.

Camping is available at both the county and the state parks. There are many private campgrounds in the area.

Hunting and fishing are both popular sports. The lakes and streams provide a wide variety of game fish, particularly bass. In season, hunters bag deer, ducks, turkey, squirrel, quail, rabbits, doves, wild hogs and raccoons. The majority of hunters hunt on private leases. There is a commercial duck club and sport clay shooting range at Delta Resort located off Hwy 1 North of McArthur.  Ten miles east on Hwy 4 at Arkansas City is the location of Choctaw Island Wildlife Refuge maintained by Arkansas Game and Fish. Coming soon, Delta Heritage Trail State Park Southern Terminus will be located at Arkansas City.  Ride your bicycle atop the levee to Rohwer where the path is a Rails to Trails program.  Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Regulations are published in two additions each year and are available at sporting goods stores. Residency is sixty days. Licenses include residents, non-residents, non-resident trip, archery, hunting dogs, deer tag, turkey tag and duck stamps.