Kids Map

Northeast

Northeast Arkansas is part of the extensive and rich Arkansas Delta. Find recreation, historic sites and charming towns.

Parkin Archeological State Park

Parkin

Crowley's Ridge Nature Center

Jonesboro

Davidsonville Historic State Park

Pocahontas

Village Creek State Park

Wynne

Jacksonport State Park

Newport


Parkin Archeological State Park

Parkin

Native American site dating back to 1000 AD; tours to ongoing excavations July-October, audio-visual show, exhibits and paved trail and picnic area; special programs available with prior request. Just added to the park is the restored Northern Ohio School that was built on the northern boundary of the Native American village site around 1910 by the Northern Ohio Cooperage and Lumber Company for black mill workers’ children. It offers a new level of cultural interpretation begin at the historic site.

Address

Parkin Archeological State Park
U.S. 64 & Ark.184 North
Parkin, AR 72373-1110

Phone: 870-755-2500
Fax: 870-755-2168


Crowley's Ridge Nature Center

Jonesboro

The second of four nature centers constructed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the $4.3-million project includes exhibits on origins and history of the Ridge, topographical models and a 30-foot-long satellite photo of the unique land mass, plus observation tower, duck hunting display, auditorium, meeting room, natural prairie preserve, and a trail looping a lake.

Address

Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404

Phone: 870-933-6787


Davidsonville Historic State Park

Pocahontas

This park preserves the site of historic Davidsonville. Established in 1815, the town included the Arkansas Territory's first post office, courthouse, and land office. Bypassed by the Southwest Trail, an overland route from St. Louis to the border of Mexico, the town faded by the 1830s. Archeological excavations here are uncovering remarkable finds of streets, foundations, and objects that tell a fascinating story of life on the Arkansas frontier following the Louisiana Purchase. Park exhibits and interpretive tours provide information about this important frontier town.

Address

Davidsonville Historic State Park
7953 Ark. 166 South
Pocahontas, AR 72455

Phone: 870-892-4708
Fax: 870-892-0480


Village Creek State Park

Wynne

Here you can explore the unique geology, topography, and unusual plant communities of Crowley's Ridge, a landform of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas's Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Crowley's Ridge, a geologic anomaly, is the most unusual of Arkansas's six major physiographic provinces, or natural divisions. It is covered with a lush, mixed hardwood forest including oak, hickory, and uncommon hardwood trees such as American Beech, Sugar Maple, Butternut, Basswood, Cucumbertree, Kentucky Coffeetree, and Tuliptree or Yellow Poplar. Village Creek State Park is one of five Arkansas state parks on Crowley's Ridge. At 6,911 acres, Village Creek is Arkansas's second largest state park in land area.

Address

Village Creek State Park
201 CR 754
Wynne, AR 72396

Phone: 870-238-9406
Fax: 800-264-2467


Jacksonport State Park

Newport

In the 1800s steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War, the town was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces because of its crucial locale. Jacksonport became county seat in 1854, and constuction of a stately, two-story brick courthouse began in 1869. The town began to decline in the 1880s when bypassed by the railroad. The county seat was moved in 1891 to nearby Newport, and Jacksonport's stores, wharves and saloons soon vanished. Today, exhibits in the park's 1872 courthouse and programs by park interpreters share the story of this historic river port. Admission to the courthouse is free.

Address

Jacksonport State Park
205 Avenue Street
Newport, AR 72075

Phone: 870-523-2143
Fax: 870-523-4620