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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)

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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;

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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


Drew County Historical Museum

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

Monticello, AR Museums

Arkansas Railroad Museum

Restored steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

South Arkansas Arboretum State Park

Covered picnic area, five miles of walking trails; Arkansas native flora; Tour Guides may be available with advance request

El Dorado, AR State Parks

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

Charlotte Street Historic District

Historic Victorian downtown homes, library, museum, art gallery; reserved tour or self-guided tours

Fordyce, AR Historic Districts

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

Perot Theatre

Built in 1924 and originally known as the Saenger Theatre, this fully-restored Italian Renaissance theatre has hosted such performers as Douglas Fairbanks, Will Rogers and Annie Oakley; it now hosts top national/international stars and Broadway touring productions.

Texarkana, AR Theatres

Back in Time Museum

Private collection of buildings, equipment, cars and other treasures of the past; tours by appointment only

Star City, AR Museums

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