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Description - Parkin Archeological State Park interprets the Mississippi Period Native American village located here from A.D. 1000 to 1550. Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey manage this National Historic Landmark site.

Attractions - Parkin's visitor center includes an exhibit area, archeological laboratory and gift shop. The park also offers a picnic area with a playground and an enclosed standard pavilion with restrooms nearby.

Recreation - Parkin Archeological State Park staff offer site tours and other educational programs year round. During summer and fall, visitors on guided walks can observe archeological excavations.

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 - Parkin Archeological State Park is located in the Mississippi Delta Region of northeastern Arkansas. The park is found at the junction of U.S. 64 and Arkansas Hwy. 184 north in Parkin.


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Contact Information:
Parkin Archeological State Park, P.O. Box 1110 , Parkin, AR, 72373-1110, Phone: 870-755-2500
, parkin@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.
Mississippi Delta Region - The Mississippi Delta Region occupies the eastern half of Arkansas and follows the Mississippi River. Nine state parks are found within this region.

Links:
Arkansas State Parks - Official Arkansas State Parks website.

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