Whether you are into golf, swimming, hunting or fishing, Lawrence County has many opportunities for recreation.
The Walnut Ridge Country Club offers tennis courts and an in-ground swimming pool. In addition, Walnut Ridge’s Stewart Park has a public swimming pool, basketball courts, a walking trail and ball fields, which are used by youth softball, baseball, T-ball and soccer leagues, as well as adult leagues.
Black Rock has a state-of-the-art softball and baseball complex, which is used by the school and for league play.
Lake Charles State Park offers fishing, as well as nature hikes, a playground, a swimming area, kayak and barge tours and a nature center. Hoxie also has a city park, as do most of the other towns in the county.
Other activities for youth include Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Junior Modern Woodmen, dance studios, martial arts instruction, library reading programs and 4-H clubs.
Three major rivers, the Black, Spring and Strawberry, flow through the county, providing fishing and boating opportunities. Lawrence County is a prime location for duck hunting, with several guide services available, and deer hunting opportunities are also plentiful. The Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake Wildlife Management Area in Southeast Lawrence County and the Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA located just north of the county, offer excellent public hunting for deer and ducks. The “Green Tree Reservoir” areas in the two WMA’s offer more than 10,000 acres of flooded green timber for the public to duck hunt. A hunter can be at either area with a 30-minute drive from Walnut Ridge.