Interstate 530 State Scenic Byway
The Best Scenic Driving Route You Never Knew
Discover the best scenic driving route that you never knew, the newly
designated Interstate 530 State Scenic Byway through Arkansas —
gorgeous wildflowers, rolling woodlands, waterfowl, wading birds &
The states newest scenic byway roughly follows Bayou Bartholomew
crossing the stream several times from its origins in the rolling
woodlands of the West Gulf Coastal Plain until it descends into the
flatlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, or Delta.
Approximately the southern two-thirds of the route travels a wetlands
corridor once designated for preservation as a greenbelt. Though I-530
and urban development now encroach on the corridor, waterfowl and wading
birds can still be observed in the bayou backwaters, ponds and borrow
pits from which fill was taken to build the roadway. Young bald
cypresses planted as part of a reforestation effort can also be seen.
ROUTE: Interstate 530 between Ark. 256 northwest of White Hall and U.S. 65 in southern Pine Bluff.
LENGTH: 15 miles.
THINGS TO KNOW: Shopping, lodging and dining are available in Pine Bluff.
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