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Restored 1869 courthouse
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Restored 1869 courthouse
Description - Jacksonport State Park is dominated by the restored 1869 courthouse which includes exhibits of Jackson County's rich history. During the 1800s, steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port.

Attractions - The landscaped courthouse square leads to the river's edge where the Mary Woods No. 2, a reconstructed White River paddle wheeler, is available for walking tours. The park offers 20 campsites, a swimming beach on the White River, a standard pavilion, picnic sites and the Tunstall River walk Trail.

Recreation - Jacksonport State Park offers museum and paddle wheeler touring, camping, picnicking, swimming, and walking along a river trail.

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 - Jacksonport State Park is located north of Newport in the Mississippi Delta Region of northeastern Arkansas. The park is found on Arkansas Hwy. 69 in the town of Jacksonport.

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Report: Our daughter and two of her children vere visiting us from Nebraska. We went to Jacksonport State Park. The play equipment is great (all sand underneath). The ramp up to the restrooms is helpful for small children. The most awesome thing was finding shells on the beach of a RIVER!

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Jacksonport State Park, 205 Avenue Street , Newport, AR, 72112, Phone: 870-523-2143
, jacksonport@arkansas.com

Additional Information:
Arkansas State Parks - Arkansas's beautiful natural resources and history can be found in over 50 state parks and museums throughout the state.

Arkansas State Parks - Official Arkansas State Parks website.


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