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Ashdown, Arkansas

Timber. Oil. Deer Hunting. Bass fishing.

These are words commonly used when people talk about the Timberlands of Arkansas. It's a region with rich natural resources that was discovered by pioneers from the eastern United States in the early 1800s.

Cities such as El Dorado, Camden and Pine Bluff Arkansas were built when these newcomers, who were impressed with the regions dense woods of pine and cypress, decided to settle. In the 1920s, belief in their homeland paid off handsomely when oil was discovered in the El Dorado area.

The abundant natural resources of the Timberlands are still attracting people today. Each year, thousands of sportsmen descend upon Southern Arkansas to hunt deer in what is considered the best deer hunting region in the state. They also come in search of the lunker bass that reside in the area's legendary lakes and rivers.

Other visitors enjoy the legacy of those pioneers by visiting sites ranging from 1800s log cabins and restored Victorian homes to local museums and colorful murals that tell the history of this land.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hunter-Coulter House Museum

Built in 1918, furnished with period furniture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; antique farm tools, teaching memorabilia; special candlelight dinner is offered at Christmas; self-guided tours;

Ashdown, AR Museums

Millwood State Park

Directions: Nine miles east of Ashdown on Ark. 32 Camping, picnic sites; pavilion, self-guided walking trail, bicycle trail; marina with fishing and pedal boat rentals; slip rentals available year-round; one of the state'

Ashdown, AR State Parks

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Located along the Little and Cossatot rivers this 27,300-acre refuge is open for hunting during designated seasons, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation, camping and designated ATV trails (seasonal use only)

Ashdown, AR Wildlife Refuges

Millwood Landing Golf & Rv Resort

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Ashdown, AR Golf Courses

Ashdown Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Ashdown, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Ashdown, AR

El Dorado Confederate Monument

Directions: Union County Courthouse Lawn Open stone monument, four pillars; general descripton on front; Confederate Soldier...

Fordyce Mural

Displays history of the town and its football heritage; Fordyce is the birthplace of the late Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant...

El Dorado Downtown

Directions: U.S. 167 to Main Street Exit. Three miles to downtown. Boutiques and shops on historic square; walking tour of...

Back in Time Museum

Private collection of buildings, equipment, cars and other treasures of the past; tours by appointment only ...