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Timberlands, Arkansas

Arkansas - Timberlands Region

There's an old folk saying about the Ozarks: "It's not that the mountains are so high, it's just that the valleys are so deep."

It's true. The Ozarks are a heavily eroded plateau, pushed up eons ago and carved out by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. Nature worked wonders, and today the diversity of these highlands is endless.

Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy. Trout floats on the White, Little Red and Spring Rivers, plus bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams, make for world-class fishing action. Recreational boating, canoeing and swimming are also on the agenda of many visitors.

Plan a leisurely walk along a trickling stream, or pick up the pace on an award-winning hiking trail. Enjoy the shady porch of a cozy log cabin or sail a 40,000-acre lake. Take time to tour a museum, historic home, formal garden or Civil War park. Dance and sing along at an informal mountain hoedown or dress up for an evening on the town.

Include a day or two to explore the rich heritage of the hill country. Study the traditional folkways, see the wonders of a limestone cavern or visit a craftsman at work.

Hideaway in the Ozarks this year.

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Cane Creek State Park Campgrounds

The campground at Cane Creek features 30 campsites (Standard B, Preferred B and a Rent-An-RV) and a modern bathhouse with hot showers. Cane Creek is one of the Arkansas State Parks system's two park that offer a Rent-An-RV. This 30-foot RV features heat and air-conditioning; beds for eight persons;

, AR Camping

Cane Creek Lake

The 1,700-acre Cane Creek Lake was completed in 1987 southeast of Star City as a cooperative project between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC)

Star City, AR Recreation

Cane Creek Lake

The 1,700-acre Cane Creek Lake was completed in 1987 southeast of Star City as a cooperative project between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC)

, AR Recreation

Delta Rivers Nature Center

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural history of Arkansas's Delta region, while its hiking trails through 130 acres of woodland "bottoms"

Pine Bluff, AR Nature Centers

Drew County Historical Museum

Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1909; two 1800s log cabins; guided tours, activity programs

Monticello, AR Museums

Rialto Theatre

During its two years in operation, the local architectural firm of Kolben, Hunter, and Boyd designed this classical revival style red brick and decorative stone theater in response to oil boom demands for expanded cultural opportunities. At street level, the Rialto has been "modernized"

El Dorado, AR Theatres



Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources State Park

Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: Ark. 7 The museum collects, preserves and exhibits examples of Arkansas' natural resources including oil, brine and timber with emphasis on the 1920'

Smackover, AR State Parks

Elkin's Ferry Battlefield

The site of fighting April 2-3, 1864 as Confederate troops tried to keep General Frederick Steele's Northern army from gaining a foothold across the Little Missouri River and positioning for an attack on the Confederate capital at Washington. It remains forested bottomlands, much as it was in 1864

Prescott, AR Battlefields

Hope Visitor Center & Museum

Information center and museum housed in the restored Missouri-Pacific Railroad depot; includes exhibits on former President Clinton'

Hope, AR Museums

El Dorado Confederate Monument

Directions: Union County Courthouse Lawn Open stone monument, four pillars; general descripton on front; Confederate Soldier on top; flower bed inside stands about 10 feet tall

El Dorado, AR Monuments

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