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.
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.