Located in the northwest corner of the state, the City of Elkins is positioned within the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountain Region and near urban escapes.
Elkins is the welcome mat to the Ozark National Forest and the Ozark Highland Trail. The two tributaries of the White River that flow through the town are excellent for canoeing, fishing and swimming. The entrance to the historic and scenic “Pig Trail” is at Elkins. Many Arkansas Razorback fans traveling from the central part of the state have made pilgrimages on this road to attend games at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville.
A small city with a rich heritage, many of the families in Elkins have been there for generations and 100-plus year old antebellum homes still stand. The one-lane Elkins Bridge over the historic White River on Mt. Olive Road is one of the original concrete bridges constructed in the country. It was a centerpiece of the classic movie “The Blue and The Gray.”
While maintaining its heritage, Elkins is also a thriving community of young professional families who work in neighboring cities and play in the natural beauty of Elkins. The historic university town of Fayetteville is adjacent to Elkins and offers the community shopping, nightlife and other cultural opportunities.
Elkins, in Washington County, is 9 miles southeast of Fayetteville and about 160 miles northwest of Little Rock.