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Gulf Coastal Plain Region

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources- Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources collects, preserves and exhibits examples of Arkansas's changing oil technology and brine industry, and focuses on the 1920s oil boom in south Arkansas.
Blue Mountain Lake- Situated in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas, Blue Mountain Lake offers excellent crappie fishing.
Cane Creek State Park- Cane Creek State Park, located in southern Arkansas, is a recreation haven rich in flora, fauna and outdoor opportunities. Cane Creek Lake offers many fishing and boating activities.
Crater of Diamonds State Park- Crater of Diamonds State Park is located in southwestern Arkansas. Crater of Diamonds offers visitors the chance to hunt for and keep real diamonds. Camping and picnicking facilities are also available.
Historic Washington State Park- Historic Washington State Park is a unique, historic Arkansas community conserved and interpreted by Arkansas State Parks in conjunction with the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.
Logoly State Park- Logoly State Park's natural resources provide a living laboratory for students and nature lovers in southern Arkansas.
Millwood Lake- Millwood Lake offers excellent year-round fishing, camping, hiking, and boating in the lowlands of southwestern Arkansas.
Millwood State Park- Millwood State Park offers one of the South's hottest fishing areas on 29,500-acre Millwood Lake. Bird watching is also very popular at this park.
Moro Bay State Park- Moro Bay State Park offers one of the most popular fishing and water sport areas in southern Arkansas.
White Oak Lake State Park- White Oak Lake State Park is a haven for anglers and nature lovers. The park lies on 2,765-acre White Oak Lake, a timber-filled favorite for crappie, bass and bream fishing.

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Description - In the early 1800s, the forested, rolling Gulf Coastal Plain Region teemed with fish and wildlife, attracting pioneers from eastern states. Big bass still lurk in the region's waters. A number of state parks complement the fishing with camping and other outdoor recreation. Tours of local museums and historic homes reveal the substance of daily life from early pioneers to President Clinton's childhood in Hope.

Recreation - Thirteen State Parks and two National Wildlife Refuges offer plenty of camping, wildlife viewing and other outdoor opportunities in the Gulf Coastal Plain Region. Hunter's are drawn to the state's best deer hunting woods.

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 Gulf Coastal Plain Region consists of the southwestern portion of Arkansas. It is in contact with the Ouachita Mountains along its northeastern boundary. The slopes separating the mountains from this Region are often so steep that there are rapids and waterfalls at the points where the streams leave the 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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