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Arkansas River Valley Region

Lake Dardanelle State Park- Lake Dardanelle State Park offers two lakeside areas on Lake Dardanelle - a 34,000-acre lake on the Arkansas River.
Mt. Magazine State Park- Mt. Magazine State Park offers camping atop 2,753 foot Mount Magazine, Arkansas' highest mountain.
Mt. Nebo State Park- Rising 1,350 feet above the Arkansas River Valley, Mount Nebo offers spectacular views and great outdoor activities at Mt. Nebo State Park.
Nimrod Lake- A hunting and fishing paradise, Nimrod Lake offers largemouth bass, channel cat, crappie and bream. The project includes a duck hunting area, wildlife refuge and goose sanctuary.
Ouachita National Forest- Located in the Ouachita Mountains Arkansas and Oklahoma, the Forest offers visitors a myriad of opportunities for the visitor. The Forest offers a National Recreation Area, Wilderness, scenic byways, rivers and more.
Ozark Lake- Located near the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Ozark Lake offers good fishing for catfish, bream, crappie, and bass. The lake is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests- The Ozark National Forest covers more than one million acres, mostly in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. The St. Francis encompasses 20,000 acres on the Mississippi River in east-central Arkansas.
Petit Jean State Park- The natural beauty of Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of the Arkansas State Park system. The park features a 24 room lodge, a automobile museum, as well as plenty of camping, hiking and boating activities.
Pool 4 Lock And Dam- Emmett Sanders Lock (Pool 4 Lock and Dam) is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Completed in the 1970's, this 440-mile waterway connects Oklahoma to the Mississippi River.
Pool 5 Lock And Dam- Pool 5 Lock and Dam is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Completed in the 1970's, this 440-mile waterway connects Oklahoma to the Mississippi River.
Woolly Hollow State Park- Woolly Hollow State Park is nestled in the Ozark foothills of central Arkansas and offers plenty of camping, boating and fishing opportunities.

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Description - Arkansas River Valley Region features the Arkansas River as well as a number of state parks such as Mount Nebo and Woolly Hollow. Although the valley is more rolling than mountainous, the greatest elevation in the state is 2,753 foot Magazine Mountain. Wine country is found near the towns of Altus and Paris.

Recreation - Winding its way through the Arkansas River Valley Region is the Arkansas River, which provides excellent fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. Scenic byways and impressive views are among the best in Arkansas. Hiking, camping and many other activities are available in the State Parks.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - The Arkansas River Valley Region of Arkansas occupies the west central part of the state. The region starts at the western border of the state and is bounded on the north by the Ozark Mountains and on the south by the Ouachita Mountains.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall , Little Rock, AR, 72201, Phone: 501-682-7777, Fax: 501-682-1364

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Arkansas Regions - The Arkansas regions are the Arkansas River Valley Region, Crowley's Ridge Region, Gulf Coastal Plain Region, Mississippi Delta Region, Ouachita Mountains Region, and Ozark Mountains Region.


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