Delta Heritage Trail State Park
US Hwy 49 (Phillips Road)
West Helena, AR 72390
State Park: Bike, Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
This rails-to-trails conversion in southeast Arkansas is being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that stretches from one mile south of Lexa (six miles west of Helena) to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee), the former route of The Delta Eagle. The first 14 miles of trail have been completed from Helena junction to the Lakeview community and just across from Old Town Lake. Trailheads are located at Helena junction near Barton, Walnut Corner at the U.S. 49 overpass, Lick Creek (Ark. 85 just south of Barton), and in Lakeview. The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities abound along the route. The park visitor center is on Ark. 49 in Barton. Here you will find a gift shop, restrooms, and picnic sites. Trail maps are available here at the visitor center. Bicycles can be rented here. At this trailhead are five campsites [Class D (no hookups) Tent Sites].