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Useful Telephone Numbers

Reference these helpful phone numbers to find group travel guide information, road conditions, Arkansas Tourism and park staff, weather forecasts and other important contacts for putting together group travel plans in Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 501.682.7777 (V/TT)
Vacation Planning Kit 1.800.NATURAL
Fax 501.682.2523
Arkansas State Parks 501.682.1191 (V/TT)
Group Travel Guide Staff
Brant Collins, Group Travel Manager
Darrell Brown, Group Travel Administrative Support Specialist
Communications Department
(to assist you with photography needs
and media contacts while in the state)
Leah DiPietro

Road Conditions -Construction Zones - Arkansas State Police 501.618.8112
National Weather Service (Central Arkansas) 501.834.0308
Game and Fish Commission 501.223.6300

National Forest Service

Ouachita National Forest 501.321.5202
Ozark-St. Francis National Forest 479.964.7200

National Park Service

Arkansas Post National Memorial 870.548.2207
Buffalo National River 870.439.2502
Central High School National Historic Site 501.374.1957
Fort Smith National Historic Site 479.783.3961
Hot Springs National Park 501.624.2701
Pea Ridge National Military Park 479.451.8122, Ext. 227
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail 505.922.6098


Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT)

Little Rock, Arkansas

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport offers flights to many national and international destinations direct flights to DFW, Dallas (Love), Chicago (O'Hare), Chicago (Midway), Houston (Hobby), Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, St. Louis, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Denver, Las Veagas, Phoenix, Orlando, New Orleans and Charlotte.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)

Bentonville, Arkansas

Non-stop jet service to Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Denver; Orlando; Minneapolis; DFW; Houston (Bush); Cincinnati; Detroit; New York; Newark

Fort Smith Airport (FSM)

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Passenger Jet Service includes these airlines: American Airlines and Delta Airlines. The Fort Smith Regional Airport offers regional jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta with worldwide connections.

Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK)

Texarkana, Arkansas

Passenger Jet Service to Dallas Fort Worth via American Airlines

Jonesboro Municipal Airport  (JBR)

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Air Choice One provides 3 flights per day, on average, to St. Louis, Missouri.


Little Rock, Arkansas

US Highway 67 (SW 1st Street) @ Main Street
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476

100 East Division Street
Hope, Arkansas 71801

200 W. First Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104

State Standards

Insurance must be filed with state before entry.

Fuel Tax

Department of Finance and Administration
Motor Fuel Tax Section
P.O. Box 1752, Little Rock, AR 72203


Vehicle Registration

Charter/tour buses do not need a trip permit
Single state registration only

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department
Regulatory Division
P.O. Box 8051, Little Rock, AR 72203

Interstate Carriers

Bus companies operating in interstate commerce through Arkansas should register with their base state and report the number of vehicles they plan to operate in each state. The appropriate fees will be paid to the base state and distributed proportionately to other states as required.

Intrastate Carriers

Bus companies operating in intrastate commerce should first acquire the necessary authority from the Arkansas State Highway Commission. After receiving said authority, the carrier must submit proof of adequate liability insurance, a tariff or schedule of rates and charges and pay a fee equivalent to $5 per vehicle of operation.

State Sales Tax

Arkansas state retail sales tax is 6.00%. Many cities have a local innkeepers tax, a special food tax and/or liquor tax.

Dumping Stations

Eureka Springs
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
207 Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
No charge

Terra RV Park
$10.00 charge

Fort Smith
Let's Go Charter & Tours
7517 South Zero
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Please call for rate

Little Rock
Little Rock Tours
3100 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72203
$35.00 charge
Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff Convention Center
Missouri Street (Lot E)
$3.00 charge

Regional Park along Regional Park Drive
just off of US Hwy. 65B

Siloam Springs
Green Tree RV Park
1800 Hwy. 412 West
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
$5.00 charge

Terra RV Park
12103 Hazel Valley Road
Durham, AR 72701
$10.00 charge

Prices subject to change. Revised June 30, 2009.


Interstate Mileage Chart

All mileages are figured from the point of origin to the point of entry on the Arkansas border following the most logical route.

Atlanta, GA 407
Baton Rouge, LA 212
Birmingham, AL 258
Branson, MO 43
Charlotte, NC 630
Chicago, IL 467
Cincinnati, OH 513
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 176
Detroit, MI 773
Houston, TX 298
Indianapolis, IN 414
Jackson, MS 213
Kansas City, MO 205
Los Angeles, CA 1,518
Louisville, KY 411
Memphis, TN 1
Milwaukee, WI 622
Minneapolis, MN 673
New Orleans, LA 292
Oklahoma City, OK 176
Omaha, NE 385
Peoria, IL 388
Philadelphia, PA 1,007
Pittsburgh, PA 759
San Francisco, CA 1,854
Shreveport, LA 36
Springfield, MO 213
St. Louis, MO 213
Tulsa, OK 102
Wichita, KS 292
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