Arkansas Highway 44

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Highway 44

Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Section 1
Length11.8 mi (19.0 km)
West end US 165 north of Gillett
East endLa Grue Bayou east of Tichnor
Section 2
Length47.1 mi (75.8 km)
West endSnow Lake
East end AR 20 in Helena-West Helena
Section 3
Length7.4 mi (11.9 km)
West end AR 1B in Marianna
East endCR 239 in Lee County
CountryUnited States
CountiesArkansas, Desha, Phillips; Lee
Highway system
AR 43 AR 45

Arkansas Highway 44 (AR 44, Ark. 44 and Hwy. 44) is the designation for a state highway in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The highway is located in Far Eastern Arkansas and is split into two sections, both of which run close to the Mississippi, St. Francis and L'Anguille rivers. The first and longest section begins at the unincorporated community of Snow Lake in far northern Desha County and ends at AR 20 in Helena-West Helena. The second section begins at County Road 239 (CR 239) in Lee County, in the St. Francis National Forest, and ends at AR 1B in Marianna. AR 44 is part of the Great River Road and Crowley's Ridge Parkway.[1][2][3]

Route description

Gillett to Tichnor

The western terminus for AR 44 begins at US Route 165 just north of Gillett. The route continues west through the unincorporated community of Tichnor, before ending at the La Grue Bayou about 12 miles (19.3 km) east. The route is very rural, and does not intersect any highways.

Snow Lake to Helena-West Helena

The western terminus of AR 44 is at the unincorporated community of Snow Lake. The route is almost entirely rural for the first 24 miles (39 km), intersecting the unincorporated communities of Ferguson, Mellwood and Crumrod. AR 44 eventually intersects AR 20 in Elaine, and intersects AR 85 about 9.6 miles (15.4 km) farther down the road in Lake View. The route still remains incredibly rural all the way until the highway ends at AR 20 in Helena-West Helena. The entire section is about 47.1 miles (75.8 km) long.[4]

Marianna to Bear Creek Lake

Eastbound AR 44 east of Marianna

The western terminus of AR 44 is at AR 1B in Marianna. The road is locally known as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the town. The route heads east, out of the town and enters the Mississippi River State Park shortly after, and into the St. Francis National Forest. The route continues to head southeast, and eventually ends at CR 239 at Bear Creek Lake Recreational Area. The entire section is about 7.4 miles (11.9 km) long.[5]

Major intersections

ArkansasGillett0.00.0 US 165 – Gillett, DeWitt, DumasWestern terminus
11.819.0Dead end at La Grue BayouEastern terminus
Gap in route
DeshaSnow Lake0.00.0Dead end at Snow LakeWestern terminus
PhillipsElaine24.138.8 AR 20 – Lambrook, Modoc
Lake View33.654.1 AR 85 – OneidaAR 85 southern terminus
40.465.0 AR 318 – OneidaAR 318 eastern terminus
44.070.8 AR 242 – West HelenaAR 242 eastern terminus
Helena-West Helena47.175.8 AR 20 – Helena-West HelenaEastern terminus
Gap in route
LeeMarianna0.00.0 AR 1B – MariannaEastern terminus
1.32.1 AR 185AR 185 northern terminus
7.411.9CR 239 (Great River Road)Southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  2. ^ "Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  3. ^ "Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  4. ^ "Helena to Laconia Cir". Helena to Laconia Cir.
  5. ^ "7199-7133 State Hwy 44 to 275 S Alabama St". 7199-7133 State Hwy 44 to 275 S Alabama St.

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