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Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area

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Overview:
The Brushy Creek Recreation Area of the park is located at the Hwy 246 bridge offers day-use facilities including picnic sites, a nature trail, restrooms and river access. A walkway high above the river provides barrier-free access on the west side. Tent sites with no hookups. The Cossatot is considered to be the toughest river in Arkansas to navigate. Especially popular with kayakers, it is for the experienced only. The word "Cossatot" is an Indian word meaning "skull-crusher." Throughout the year the park has events that cater to learning about nature and the environment.

Address:

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
1980 Ark. 278 West
Wickes, AR 71973

GPS: N34.2957412 W94.2558768

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Campground Details

  • Campsites:
    22 Tent with no hookups
  • Facilities:
    Restrooms, picnic sites hiking trails, visitor center with exhibits, a wildlife observation room, meeting, classroom/lab rooms, gift shop.
    * NOTE: Because flow levels are dependent upon rainfall, no floater services are available on the Cossatot River.
  • Attractions:
    Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area extends for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged, rocky canyon that challenges experienced canoeists and kayakers with Class IV and V rapids during high water seasons. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy hiking, swimming and fishing.