Jacksonport State Park

1872 Courthouse with Magnolia tree in foreground
1872 Courthouse...
Visitor Center
Visitor Center...
Jacksonport State Park
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Woman looking at Exhibits at the Visitor Center
Exhibits at the Visitor Center...
Jacksonport State Park
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Jacksonport State Park
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1872 Courthouse at Jacksonport State Park
1872 Courthouse at Jacksonport State Park...
Jacksonport State Park has beautiful wildflowers
Jacksonport State Park has beautiful wildflowers...
Exhibits at the 1872 courthouse
Exhibits at the 1872 courthouse...
Fishing at Jacksonport State Park
Fishing at Jacksonport State Park ...
Exhibits at the Visitor Center
Exhibits at the Visitor Center...
Hiking with dogs at Jacksonport State Park
Take all your family and friends hiking at Jacksonport State Park...
Jacksonport State Park
1872 Courthouse at Jacksonport State Park ...
Jacksonport State Park
Jacksonport State Park ...
Jacksonport State Park re-enactment
Jacksonport State Park re-enactment ...
Park ranger showing guests 1872 Courthouse Exhibits
1872 Courthouse Exhibits...
Exhibits at the Visitor Center
Exhibits at the Visitor Center...

What to know

In the 1800s, steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War, Confederate and Union forces occupied the town because of its location at the confluence of the White and Black rivers. Jacksonport became the county seat in 1852, and the restored courthouse now stands as a museum. Admission is free. Facilities also include 20 Class A campsites (50 amp service), a swimming beach, pavilion, picnic sites, a playground, and the half-mile Tunstall Riverwalk. Today, exhibits in the park's 1872 courthouse and programs by park interpreters share the story of this historic river port.
111 Avenue St.
Newport, AR 72112
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