Located on the shores of 335-acre Lake Frierson, this park is an easy, laid-back place to relax and enjoy year-round fishing for bream, catfish, crappie, saugeye, and bass.
The park campground offers seven campsites (four Class B with water and electric, and three tent sites with no hookups). Nearby are picnic sites, a pavilion, playground, hiking trails, a launch ramp, and fishing pier. The visitor center includes nature exhibits and a bait shop. Fishing boats, kayaks, and pedal boats are available for rent. The park is 10 miles north of Jonesboro on Hwy. 141.
Camping- Located in a beautiful, wooded area near the lake and boat ramp are seven campsites. Four are equipped for RV’s and camping trailers with electric and water hook-ups. Three are for tents only. All sites are equipped with table, grill and a lantern hanger. Tent pads are available on selected sites. A bathhouse and sanitary dump station are at nearby Crowley’s Ridge State Park.
Pavilion- A 2,400-square foot multi-purpose, barrier-free pavilion overlooks Lake Frierson. This facility is heated and air conditioned. It includes restrooms, electrical outlets, projection screen, ceiling fans, tables, chairs and a large outdoor sheltered grill. It is available throughout the year for family reunions, company picnics, weddings, birthday parties, workshops and classes. This facility will accommodate 80 people. A rental fee is required and advance reservations are encouraged.
Gift Shop - A gift shop is located inside the Visitor Center. A wide selection of educational, gift and souvenir items are available as well as necessities such as ice, wood, charcoal, and fishing tackle. You may also purchase your Arkansas fishing and hunting licenses here.
Fishing and Boating- This timber filled lake provides excellent habitat for bass, bream, channel catfish and crappie. There is a free boat launch ramp on park property. Fishing boat rentals, boating supplies, tackle, fishing license and other items are available at the Visitor Center.
Visitors may rent fishing boats (with and without motors), kayaks or pedal boats (seasonal) at the Visitor Center. A barrier-free fishing pier is located
in the day use area.
Wildlife Watching- Lake Frierson State Park is an excellent wildlife viewing area. Along the park trails watch for deer, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, snakes, box turtles, songbirds and wildflowers. On the lake and along the shoreline, osprey, woodpeckers, herons and kingfishers are seen year round along with aquatic turtles, frogs, toads and snakes. This is also a good viewing area for migratory waterfowl in the winter. Please report your sightings at the Visitor Center!
Picnicking- Overlooking the lake, the picnic areas offers tables, grills, water and nearby restrooms. Adjacent to the picnic area is a barrier-free playground.
Trails- Dogwood Lane Trail is approximately 1/2-mile long self-guided interpretive trail with a 1/8-mile spur that leads to the Visitor Center. Lake Frierson State Park has more dogwoods than any other state park its size and bursts into a wild array of dogwood blossoms in the spring.