Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park

Location:10 miles north of Beaumont, near the Gulf Coast border.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, cabin, group camp, showers, restrooms (é), day-use group facility, picnic areas, hiking trails, interpretive trails, bike trail, park store, playground.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, birding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Village Creek is a free-flowing stream that rises near the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation and meanders to a junction with the Neches River. It is a popular flat-water canoe stream in what remains of the Old Texas Big Thicket, a "rain forest" of cypress swamps and blackwater sloughs in the flood plain of the Neches River.
Address:PO Box 8565
Lumberton, TX 77657

Size: 1,090 acres.

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Village Creek State Park

Location:Exit 242 off I-40 at Forrest City, 13 miles north on AR 284.
Facilities:96 campsites with electric and water hookups (for RVs, tents, and horse campers), showers, restrooms, 10 cabins, picnic areas, 4 pavilions (2 enclosed), playgrounds, baseball/multi-use fields, driving range, tennis courts, swimming beach, hiking trails, horse trails, boat docks, boat rentals, visitor center with store, gift shop, and bicycle rentals, interpretive center with meeting facility and exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Located in the unique geological region of Crowley's Ridge, the park features lush forests of oak, sugar maple, beech, butternut, and tulip poplar. Its two lakes offer fishing for bass, bream, catfish, and crappie.
Address:201 County Rd 754
Wynne, AR 72396

Size: 6,909 acres.

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Objectives of my study were to compare species, relative abundance, and use of habitats by the herpetofauna at Village Creek State Park, Hardin County, Texas, before and after Hurricane Rita.
Village Creek State Park atop Crowley's Ridge, the unique landform in northeast Arkansas, is the home of this Andy Dye signature golf course.
Some reaches of Village Creek and its tributaries are within the boundaries of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, the Big Thicket National Preserve, Roy Larsen Nature Conservancy Sanctuary and Village Creek State Park. The remaining sections of the stem stream of Village Creek, from the Big Thicket National Preserve Big Sandy Creek Unit to the confluence with the Neches River are proposed as additions to the Big Thicket National Preserve (Big Thicket National Preserve 1996).
Hammons Convention Center, as well as the golf course at Village Creek State Park, the Lodge at Mount Magazine, Mississippi River State Park, and the Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
At Mission Tejas State Historical Park, Tyler State Park and Village Creek State Park, 24 plots, eight in each park, were monitored in the summers of 1999 and 2000 to determine short-term ecological effects of pre-scribed burning on vegetation and fuel loads.
Village Creek State Park Five trails lead through the lush forest of Crowley's Ridge Mountains.
Other objectives mentioned included reducing risk of wild-fire, increasing species richness and diversity, increasing wildlife habitat for numerous species, encouraging longleaf pine seedlings at Village Creek State Park and beginning the first stage in restoration.
In all, the 27-hole resort will be a nearly $15 million project with room for expansion, a project that has been in the making since Village Creek State Park's inception in the early 1970s.
Construction of a $25 million golf course and more in Village Creek State Park in Gross County could start in February.
The state park system is finishing up a feasibility study for building a championship 18-hole golf course with lodge and convention center in Village Creek State Park.

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