July 7, 2022
Bruce hooked Nox into her car harness and cleaned up. He hoped to prevent poison ivy/oak from causing a rash.
We then drove through the campground in the state park. Along the lake shore, the campsites were back in sites and good for small RVs. I didn’t get a picture of the docks or piers.
There was a campground store by the boat ramp. Bruce said, “You know what they’ll have? Bug spray!” He parked and ran in and bought bug spray so we could avoid the mosquitoes next time.
The park has a beautiful swimming pool that cost $4 use.
This state park has a lot to do around water and camping. They had a section for larger RVs, but that loop was not on the water. You could easily walk to the water.
Here is a link to more information about the park. https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/lake-chicot-state-park
We left the park and started home. We had noticed a sign on the way to the state park that pointed to a county park. We thought that might have some more hiking.
We turned onto the Causeway Road and cross the lake. We then drove south on 71, which was a patched mess of a road. This allowed us to see the eastern side of the lake. There were nice houses next to the water with boat houses, docks, and piers.
As we drove around the lake, we kept looking for the county park. At one point, we saw the RV park we are staying in across the lake. We could even see our RV. Bruce pulled over so he could safely look.
Just before we reached the south end of the lake, we saw the county park. It was an RV park. We did not stop as it was gated.
We continued around the lake and we saw the lovely bridge over the Mississippi River.
Here is some additional information about the bridge for those of you who enjoy bridges. https://www.arkansas.com/lake-village/points-interest/mississippi-river-bridge-lake-village
We drove past the south end of the lake and head north on the west side of the lake along Highway 82/Highway 65.
As soon as we got home, I opened the door to the RV. I got the dog shampoo out and the dog towels ready. Bruce got Nox out of the truck and brought her to me so I could wash her.
While I was washing Nox, Bruce took a shower using Tecnu(TM) to make sure he wouldn’t break out from the poison ivy/oak. I also washed Nox’s collar, her harness and her leash. After Nox was dried off, I hopped in the shower to wash with the Tecnu(TM). I also washed my hiking boots with the Tecnu(TM).
Our clothes went into the washer right after our showers.
Our preventative measures worked, we did not have to deal with a rash from poison ivy/oak.