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Smackover, Arkansas

Smackover, 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

Things to do near Smackover, AR

Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield State Park

Directions: 13 miles south of Sheridan on the banks of the Saline River General Steele's Federal troops were desperately t...

The Community Theatre Museum

Arkansas's oldest one-screen theatre dating to 1922; a step back in time where the grand old days of Hollywood films were sho...

Monticello Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Prescott Raceway Park

An I.H.R.A. (International Hot Rod Association) sanctioned 1/4 mile dragstrip ...

Magnolia Murals

Six colorful murals the depict the history of Magnolia are located around the historic square; one is located in the lobby of...