Posts by Author: Joe David Rice

This is the fourth installment in a series about Arkansas Highway 21, written by Arkansas Tourism Director Joe David Rice. Now, back to Arkansas 21. Approximately four miles north of its junction with Arkansas 43, gravel roads angle off on both sides of the highway. A right turn (to the north) and a one-third mile …
This is the third installment in a series about Arkansas Highway 21, written by Arkansas Tourism Director Joe David Rice. There’s no longer a sign marking Edwards Junction, but it’s the spot where Highway 21 requires a left-hand turn to the north while Arkansas 16 continues east. Highway 21 winds through the Ozark National Forest, …
This is the second installment in a series about Arkansas Highway 21, written by Arkansas Tourism Director Joe David Rice. Three miles or so beyond Ozone is a handy public recreation area, complete with campsites, picnic tables, and “primitive” (i.e., non-flush) toilets, maintained by the Ozark National Forest. It’s also the site of Camp Ozone, …
This is the first installment in a series about Arkansas Highway 21, written by Arkansas Tourism Director Joe David Rice. Apparently not worried a bit about my sudden appearance, the black bear paused on the opposite side of the road, taking up most of the lane as if he owned the asphalt. I’d rounded a …