Description - Pinnacle Mountain State Park is dedicated to environmental education, recreation and preservation. The park includes a visitor center with exhibits, A/V programs, a meeting room and gift shop. Special interpretive programs may be scheduled by contacting the park on Mondays.
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View from Pinnacle Mountain
- Facilities include picnic sites, a standard pavilion, launch ramps and hiking trails. Within the park's environs is the Arkansas Arboretum, a71 acre site exhibiting examples of native flora representing Arkansas's six natural divisions. Situated below Pinnacle Mountain along the Little Maumelle River, the arboretum includes a .6 mile barrier-free interpretive trail. Camping is available at Maumelle Park, just two miles east on Pinnacle Valley Road.
Recreation - The diversity of habitats, from high upland peaks to bottomland along the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers, provide many outdoor opportunities. Park interpreters and volunteers help visitors and students understand man's relationship to the environment, and provide low-impact recreational experiences. Picnicking, hiking and touring the Arkansas Arboretum are also popular activities.
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.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located in the Ouachita Mountains Region of central Arkansas. To reach the park, take Exit #9 off I-430 at Little Rock and travel seven miles west on Arkansas Hwy. 10, then go two miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 300.