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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 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

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

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

The world's largest green-tree reservoir consisting of the 15,000-acres Felsenthal Pool that is more than doubled to 36,000 acres during winter flooding; fishing, hunting, wildlife observation; public use areas at Crossett Harbor Recreational Park and Grand Marais; visitor center; primitive camping

Crossett, AR Wildlife Refuges

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

Turner Neal Museum of Natural History

Museum of natural history of South Arkansas with three collections of big game; houses the Pomeroy Planetarium which seats 40

Monticello, AR Museums

Old Rondo Cemetery

Directions: Near Rondo United Methodist Church The tiny town of Rondo became the repository of some state records in 1864 when Union troops threatened Washington, which was serving as the Confederate capital at the time. Later, more than 80

Texarkana, AR Cemeteries

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

Traces history from 1830 to present housed in a carefully restored Union Station depot; guided tours on request

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

Marks' Mills Cemetery Park

Directions: 1/4 mile north of Ark. 8 Features an intact section of the Camden-Pine Bluff Road, where one of Union General Frederick Steele's foraging parties was ambushed and decimated by Confederates under General James Fagan on April 25, 1864. The Union suffered 1,500 casualties;

Fordyce, AR Cemeteries

Lake Columbia Fishing

Fishing: Largemouth bass are the lake\'s main drawing card, but fishing is also excellent for crappie, channel catfish, bluegills and red-ear sunfish.

, AR Fishing

Bradley County Veterans' Museum

For over 140 years, Bradley County'

Warren, AR Museums

Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery

Used as a campground by a number of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana units between late 1861 and early 1863. Many soldiers died of disease and were buried in this cemetery. Units known to have camped at the site include the 19th, 24th, 28th and 33rd Arkansas Infantry and Hart's Arkansas Battery, Nutt'

Pine Bluff, AR Cemeteries

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