Coldwater River Nature Trail


Coldwater River Nature Trail



The trail is located in the North Outlet Channel Recreation Area at Arkabutla Lake. The perimeter loop of the trail is 5 miles, with inner loops that provide shorter 2 and 3 mile options.

Need to know

There are two trailheads to access the trail. The main trailhead is on the north side of the outlet channel. A picnic area and restrooms are located near the Outlet Channel Trailhead. There is also a trailhead across from the Dub Patton day use area.


The area includes pristine bottomland hardwood and pine forests where an abundance of wildlife and native plant species can be found throughout.

Important contacts

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 662-562-6261

Additional information

This Trail is a collaborative effort between the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the DeSoto County Greenways.