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
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 campingCrossett, AR Wildlife Refuges
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
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
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