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.
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
Directions: Located Behind The Police Station. Displays local historic materials including a classroom, dolls, documents, photos, and newspaper clippings. Military memorabilia, city's first fire truck, section of the original "dollarway" road; Cotton Belt cabooseWhite Hall, AR Museums
Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: From I-30 go south to downtown Hope; Ark. 278 & 2nd Street The first home of President Bill Clinton; listed on the National Register of Historic Places; focuses on the 1940s and 1950s;Hope, AR Historic Homes
Thirteen striking murals painted on downtown businesses creating an outdoor gallery that depict the history of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County;painted by artists from across the United States and British Columbia. The subjects include: Main Street 1888, Saracen, the Old Fire Station (Eighth &Pine Bluff, AR Murals
Directions: Stateline Avenue Exit off I-30; go south, then turn left on Seventh Street; turn right on Pecan Street; located at 6th and Pecan Streets. Tour this restored 1895 Queen Anne style home; home may be rented for weddings, dinners, special occasions, and meetings;Texarkana, AR Historic Homes