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Find incredible colors on Arkansas fall foliage tours

Embark on fall foliage tours in The Natural State and enjoy breathtaking views of stunningly vibrant landscapes in one of America's most picturesque autumn destinations. Many of Arkansas's visitors come during the autumn season for fall vacations that involve a mix of outdoor adventure, relaxation and a self-guided fall color tour.

Keep up with our peak color updates here to plan fall foliage tours in The Natural State and discover why Arkansas is a prime spot for fall foliage vacations.

Some of our spotters have submitted photos showing the progress of the changing leaves in their area.  You'll find them posted after the latest fall color report below.

Fall Color Report for November 21, 2013


Northwest/North Central


The Fort Smith/ Van Buren area is past peak, and the Bradford Pears are red and orange in some spotted areas. The wind has knocked approximately 80% of the leaves in the area.

The Bentonville Welcome Center reports that Bradford Pears at the Welcome Center are a pretty yellow/orange.


Central/Ouachita Mountain Arkansas


DeGray Lake Resort State Park has many fallen leaves that make for a nice fall landscape for hiking.  Sweet Gum (Yellow), Hickory (Yellow), and Oak (Brown) are still hanging on along with patches of red here and there.


Petit Jean State Park has falling leaves around the park, but reports say that there are still yellows, oranges, and reds in trees.  It’s still a beautiful place to see foliage, and all are invited to visit!


Pinnacle Mountain State Park still has plenty of color.  Pinnacle and the other mountains and the valleys are full of orange and yellow with a pop of red mixed in.  Pinnacle is past peak, but the mild weather has helped the leaves hold on to their color a little longer.


Southern/Eastern Arkansas


Along I-30 and around Texarkana the color is very bright and leaves are just starting to fall.  This area had a short peak, earlier this week.


Mississippi River State Park is past peak, but there is a still beautiful yellow and orange color.  Along Hwy 44 going to Bear Creek Lake, there is still some dark red.  The lake’s shoreline is pretty sparse now.


Lake Village Welcome Center reports red, yellow, and orange with some brown.  The leaves are a little past peak and the leaves are starting to fall.


Hwy 71 N from Red River to De Queen is peaking now!  It is just beautiful!  The Bradford Pears are in full color—deep, dark reds.  The prominent color in the area is yellow, but there are oranges and reds to break up the color.  The weather forecast says storms this weekend, so the color may not last through the end of the week.


The West Memphis Welcome Center reports that there are reds, oranges and yellows visible with very little green in the area.


Eastern and Southern Arkansas still have some peaking areas.  Don’t miss the beautify array of colors in this area.

This is the final color report for Fall 2013.  Thanks to all the Leaf Spotters who helped track foliage weekly for


Next Report: September 2014


Ashdown -- November 21

U.S. 65 South, Lake Village -- November 20

Daisy State Park, Kirby -- November 18


Arkansas Red River Welcome Center, Texarkana -- November 14, 2013

Fayetteville -- November 10, 2013

Daisy State Park, Kirby -- November 10, 2013

Little Missouri River, Ouachita Mountains -- November 8, 2013

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park -- November 7, 2013