Come Outside and Play



 BEAUTIFUL Lake Langhofer.

Pine Bluff has more stunning year-round natural assets than any other city in southeast Arkansas. Even more natural amenities are in the works, including a trail between Pine Bluff and Lake Village that will be great for family bicycling.



Paddle. Swim. Fish. Boat.

Love being in, on or around the water? Pine Bluff and its rivers, lakes, and bayous may become your new happy place.

Lake Saracen

Named in honor of Chief Saracen, chief of the Quapaw Indians who were residents of Jefferson County when the first settlers reached Pine Bluff in the early 1800s, 500-acre Lake Saracen is a major focal point for Pine Bluff’s Central Business District. Anglers catch largemouth bass, white crappie, bream, and catfish. Launch your boat at Saracen Landing and at a public access ramp located on Highway 79 North.

Bayou Bartholomew

Known as the longest bayou in the world, Bayou Bartholomew meanders roughly 364 miles between Arkansas and Louisiana. Lined with majestic cypress and tupelo swamps, inhabited by alligators, turtles and frogs, visited by wintering waterfowl, and containing over 117 species of fishes, Bartholomew is the second most diverse stream in North America. Snag bream, crappie, and catfish here. Or launch your kayak or canoe on the ultimate lazy river at the Dr. Curtis Merrill Access.

Lake Langhofer

This backwater reservoir of the Arkansas River is a popular fishing area known for bass, crappie, bream, stripers, hybrids, and catfish. Launch your boat at Pine Bluff Regional Park, Island Harbor Marina, or Saint Marie Park.

Arkansas River

The Arkansas River is popular for a variety of outdoor recreation activities such as camping, picnicking, boating, and water skiing. Locks and dams along the river allow access to some of the best fishing in the country. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission stocks the river with sport fish such as bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. The river is a popular location for major fishing tournaments such as BASSMASTERS and the Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza. Due to the record-breaking total catch (which still stands) when BASSMASTERS was held in Pine Bluff, the city now bills itself as the "Bass Capital of the World. Launch your boat at Regional Park, Island Harbor Marina, Saint Marie Park, or Shepherd’s Island.

Brump Bayou Fishing Pier

As part of the final phase of the Lake Saracen Walking Trail, Brump Bayou Fishing Pier also offers the perfect spot for wildlife observation. 870.536.0920

Byrd Lake Natural Area

Byrd Lake is an oxbow lake that still interacts with its parent stream, Bayou Barth-olomew, in times of high water. Byrd Lake Nature Trail begins at the natural area parking lot. It winds through an upland mixed pine hard-wood forest then gradually drops, looping visitors through a bottomland hardwood forest. A spur off the loop leads to an overlook of Byrd Lake. There are three benches at the overlook. From Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff, take exit 43. Travel north on Olive Street approximately 0.5 mile to Main Street and turn right. Travel 0.2 mile to 52nd Street and turn right. Travel east on 52nd Street 0.2 mile to the parking lot on the right. Hunting is prohibited in this natural area.



Wide Open Spaces

Create precious family memories with sun-soaked days spent in any of the parks in Pine Bluff.

Pine Bluff Regional Park

This kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and disabled accessible park is packed with amenities including six boat launching ramps that provide access to Lake Langhofer and the Arkansas River, boat dock, softball complex, Civitan Playground, picnic area, fishing pond, Ben Pearson Memorial Archery Range, an amphitheater, an RV park with electric and water, and an 18-hole golf course. Managed by the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation Department. 1100 Regional Park Drive 870.536.0920

Saracen Landing

Located on 500-acre Saracen Lake, Saracen Landing is a fun stop for the entire family. The 10,080 square foot pavilion is available for rent to individuals, organizations, and businesses for meetings, concerts, weddings, reunions, car shows, and other events. A great place for a work-day lunch break or watching sunsets, Saracen Landing Park includes picnic shelters with grills. Get your blood pumping with a walk or jog on the trail around Lake Saracen. 200 Lake Saracen Drive | 870.536.0920

Ste. Marie Park

Ste. Marie Park sits on the banks of Lake Langhofer and the Arkansas River and has facilities to accommodate a wide range of activities, such as boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, camping and two reservable picnic shelters that can each accommodate up to 75 people. 870.534.0451

Martin Luther King Park

Martin Luther King Park is managed by the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation Department. 809 N. Haverty Street 870.536.0920

Irene Holcomb Bark Park

Located at 1610 West 3rd Avenue (the corner of University Drive and 3rd Avenue). The park, which opened November 16, 2018, allows for leash free exercise for your dogs. Get them in, take their leash off and let them play. Please keep in mind that this is not a children's park. All rules governing the park are posted. For more information, call Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation at 870.536.0920


Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Pine Bluff is a mecca for sportsmen who hunt deer, turkey, squirrel,

quail, dove and rabbit. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission website has all the details.


Plan your Pine Bluff adventure today!

Questions about things to do? Want a little guidance as you plan your itinerary? Just give us a call at 870.534.2121 or drop us a line via e-mail. We’re happy to assist!

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