- 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.
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.