I-530 State Scenic Byway

One of the Best Scenic Driving Routes You Never Knew

Discover one of the newest and best scenic driving route in Arkansas the designated Interstate 530 State Scenic Byway — gorgeous wildflowers, rolling woodlands, waterfowl, wading birds and more!

This scenic byway roughly follows Bayou Bartholomew crossing the stream several times from its origins in the rolling woodlands of the West Gulf Coastal Plain until it descends into the flatlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, or Delta.

Approximately the southern two-thirds of the route travels a wetlands corridor once designated for preservation as a greenbelt. Though I-530 and urban development now encroach on the corridor, waterfowl and wading birds can still be observed in the bayou backwaters, ponds and borrow pits from which fill was taken to build the roadway. Young bald cypresses planted as part of a reforestation effort can also be seen. Plan a trip on one of Arkansas’s finest scenic driving routes.

ROUTE: Interstate 530 between Ark. 256 northwest of White Hall and U.S. 65 in southern Pine Bluff.

LENGTH: 15 miles

THINGS TO KNOW: Shopping, lodging and dining are available in Pine Bluff.