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Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas

Arkansas - Mississippi Delta 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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Hot Springs Haunted Tours

Considered to be the best haunted tours in Arkansas, enjoy our one-hour tours of the historic downtown Hot Springs. Our guide will take you to several haunted buildings, with the oldest dating back to the early 1800

Hot Springs, AR Ghost Tours

Magic Springs Theme Park & Crystal Falls Water Park

Directions: On U.S. 70, two miles east of Hot Springs; take Magic Springs Drive Exit off U.S. 70 Two parks for the price of one! Magic Springs and Crystal Falls offer over 75 attractions including "Arkansas Twister" roller coaster and the largest water park in Arkansas;

Hot Springs, AR Water Parks

Shady Lake

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: Five miles southwest of Glenwood on U.S. 70; west 23 miles on Hwy. 84 to Athens, then 2 miles west on Hwy. 246. Then north at sign for 3 miles on Forest Road 38. A 25

Mena, AR Recreation

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Fishing, wildlife observation, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation, camping; designated ATV trails (seasonal use only)

DeQueen, AR Wildlife Refuges

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center

The restored Fordyce Bathhouse now serves as visitor center for Hot Springs National Park and museum for the thermal bathing industry. Stained glass windows and the DeSoto Fountain grace the interior. Bookstore, orientation film, self-guided tour;

Hot Springs, AR Visitors Centers

Lake Catherine

A 1,940-acre residential and recreational lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing;

Hot Springs, AR Recreation Areas

Mountain Valley Water Visitor Center

Directions: Located one-half block from the Arlington Hotel, on historic Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs. Visitors can sample the water and learn the history of Mountain Valley Water; shipped worldwide; interactive kiosk;

Hot Springs, AR Visitors Centers

Dardanelle Confederate Monument

Directions: Near The Yell County Courthouse Historical markers with details about the monument

Dardanelle, AR Monuments

Lake Hamilton

One of the most popular recreational and residential lakes in the state. Condominiums, resorts, motels, restaurants and private homes cover much of its shoreline;

Hot Springs, AR Recreation Areas

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7

Hot Springs, AR Scenic Byways

Council Oak

A massive 400- to 500-year-old white oak tree where a Cherokee Indian chief signed a treaty giving all land south of the Arkansas River to the territory in 1820; park surrounds the tree, which is listed on the National Registry.

Dardanelle, AR Natural Attractions


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