The Gladlands hosts some of North America's most treasured wetlands. Year after year, hundreds of thousands of ducks migrate to the fertile flooded rice fields and timber that inundate our beautiful landscape. Deer, dove, quail, and turkey are among other species available to hunt.
Big Creek Birds
"All you need is your favorite gun and ammo!"
The perfect bird habitat and dynamic gun dogs make for exciting memories for everyone. With alll of the beautiful surroundings, and the confortable lodge, you will be eager to visit often. The professional guides and the great hunting packages here at Big Creek Birds will have you booking your next hunting trip before you leave.
This beautiful rustic lodge is conveniently located 6 miles south of I-40 in Goodwin, Arkansas, only 1 1/2 hours from the Memphis and Little Rock airports.
Big Creek Birds offers hard-flying game birds and a great place to hunt them, but it also furnishes an experienced guide and trained gundogs. All of Big Creek's guided hunts are organized by well-seasoned professionals that will see to it that your hunt is the best it can be. This includes having your harvest dressed and packaged for you.
Contact Bill and Maurica Dooley, Owners at 501-412-2889.
Take a drive in the Delta country at one of The Gladlands breathtaking golf courses.
Forrest City Country Club
The Forrest City Country Club is located at 922 E Cross Street in Forrest City. The club is private but does offer reciprocal memberships from various other country clubs in the area.
The country club has a beautiful 18 hole golf course with water hazards and trees that can alter your shots. The signature hole is #3, a 373 yard, par 4, requiring a long tee shot over water. The greens are Tidwarf Grass and the fairways are luscious Bermuda grass. Par for this course is 71.
Also at the club, there is a luxurious Clubhouse. It includes a large reception hall, a large restaurant, a bar, and a Pro shop. Down from the clubhouse is a pool house and a large swimming pool. There are also tennis courts at the facility. For more information, contact the Forrest City Country Club at 870-633-3380 or http://www.forrestcitycc.com/view.php/id/32
Marianna Country Club
Marianna Country Club is located on Highway 79 East of Marianna. The club is a private club, but it does offer reciprocal memberships to other country clubs in the surrounding area.
The Marianna Country Club has a beautiful 9-hole golf course that is designed to allow players to play 18 holes. There are various water and sand hazards throughout the course to make the game fun and challenging. The course was built on rolling terrain and features wide-open fairways.
Also, at the club there is a pool and pool house open to all club members. Tennis courts are also available to all guests. A spacious clubhouse that houses a restaurant and a bar are also on the property. For more information on the Marianna Country Club call 870-295-5270.
Ridgecrest Club is located on Newcastle Road in Forrest City. The club is private, open only to members and their guests. It offers a beautiful 9-hole golf course, which can be played as an 18-hole course with varying tee boxes. The course offers water and sand challenges that will challenge even the best golfers.
A large crystal clear swimming pool and a pool house with a small restaurant to make you made to order food is located at the club. There is also a Pro shop for the golfers and a small meeting room located at the club. Tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court is also available to the club members.
For more information, contact Ridgecrest Club at 870-633-9863.
The Ridges at Village Creek
The Ridges at Village Creek is a newly designed, Andy Dye course. The course is a world- ranked championship, 27- hole course, set among the beautiful rolling hills and hardwood forests of Crowley's Ridge. Dramatic elevation changes offer a unique challenge to even the most experienced golfers. Golfers will be able to choose any configuration of two nines. The Ridges is part of the Natural State Golf Trail. The course is opened daily, which includes a golf shop, practice green, and golf carts. Golf carts are included in the green fees. Golf lessons are also available. Groups of any size are welcome. Call ahead for tee times, 870-238-5226
Put the “Gone Fishing” sign out and leave your cares behind in The Gladlands. The Gladlands has over 50 creeks, rivers and lakes to enjoy. Bass, bream, catfish, crappie, trout… you’ll find them all in The Gladlands. Come to The Gladlands and leave with a big fish story to tell your friends. Bear Creek Lake, Storm Creek Lake and the St. Francis River are some great places to cast your line.
Where to Fish
Bear Creek - Mississippi River State Park
Burnt Cane- St. Francis County
Forrest City Park Lake- St. Francis County
Lake Austell- Village Creek State Park
Lake Dunn- Village Creek State Park