Horseshoe Lake is located in Hughes, Arkansas, under 40 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. It is near the corner of Arkansas that touches Tennessee and Mississippi.
Formed in 1825, historic Crittenden County has a population of under 48,000.
The closest major airport to Horseshoe Lake is Memphis International and is around 47 minutes from the lake. Urgent care can be provided at Baptist Memorial Hospital Crittenden, 30 minutes away.
Stock up on snacks and groceries at Kroger 28 miles away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Highwater Landing, Kamp Karefree Landing, and Hughes Drive Inn Restaurant.
At 2,362 acres, Horseshoe Lake is the second largest natural lake in the state. While it is a private lake, the public is allowed to fish and boat here, so there are tons of options for entertainment and exploration for everyone.
This lake has some of the best crappie fishing in the state, but anglers can also expect to find largemouth bass and catfish. There are two private pay boat ramps for launching a boat onto the lake.
On the north access point, there is a small campground as well as a marina with a fishing dock, a restaurant, restrooms, and a gas station.
If you’re feeling lucky, visit Southland Casino for racing, blackjack, slot machines, and poker.
Museum-lovers should visit Crittenden County Museum and Sultana Disaster Museum. The Sultana Disaster Museum explores the history of an exploding steamboat in 1865, which had more fatalities than the Titanic.
Nature-lovers should visit the 5,484-acre Wapanocca Wildlife Refuge for great hunting, fishing, and kayaking.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Horseshoe Lake is an excellent choice.