Mount Nebo State Park
Mount Nebo State Park

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16728 West State Hwy. 155
Dardanelle, AR 72834
GPS: 35.228063, -93.255477
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Special Notice — July 27, 2015

The Mount Nebo State Park swimming pool will close on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning July 28. Beginning August 17, the pool will be open on only these weekends (Saturday and Sunday): August 22-23, August 29-30, and Labor Day Weekend Sept 5, 6 & 7. For additional information, contact the park at: 479-229-3655.

Special Notice — July 24, 2015

Heat Advisory: While heat indexes are high at this time, park visitors are urged to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain caffeine or large amounts of sugar. Wear loose, cool clothing. Take breaks as needed in a shaded area. At first signs of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps), move to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes, and slowly drink a cool liquid. Seek medical attention immediately if conditions do not improve. Keep pets safe during this heat wave, too. Be aware that high temperatures can lead to heat stroke in your dog causing permanent damage or death in a very short time.

Rising 1,350 feet, Mount Nebo offers sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. In 1933, a portion of the mountain was chosen as a park site. Native stone and logs from Mount Nebo were used by the Civilian Conservation Corps to construct many of the park's bridges, trails, rustic-style cabins, and pavilions.

The park offers 34 campsites (24 Class B; 10 Hike-in Tent Sites) [no dump station] and 15 fully-equipped cabins with fireplaces and kitchens.

Fourteen miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the 4 1/2-mile Bench Trail is a fairly level route along a natural terrace that encircles Mount Nebo. As you ride through the mixed hardwood and pine forest, you'll pass historic springs and Fern Lake, and see rock work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. This is an excellent ride for your family's first mountain biking adventure. You can choose from primitive campsites located at intervals along the Bench Trail, or stay in the park campground.

Mount Nebo State Park is one of the Arkansas state parks system's two parks offering launch sites for hang gliding enthusiasts. [NOTE: The other park offering launch sites for hang gliders is Mount Magazine State Park located high atop Arkansas's highest mountain, Mount Magazine, near Paris.] For more information about outdoor sports and extreme adventure opportunities in Arkansas's state parks, go to: http://www.adventurestateparks.com/ 

Bring your own bike or rent one from the park visitor center.

Park facilities include a pool, tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, extra-large enclosed and standard open pavilions and a ball field. The visitor center features exhibits and a gift shop. Interpretive programs tell about the mountain's history and natural resources. [NOTE:  Many private residences are situated atop the mountain. Park boundaries are marked.]

To see the view from the park's Sunset Point, visit the virtual tour featured online in the backpacking section of the website featuring Arkansas's adventure state parks at: http://www.adventurestateparks.com/backpacking/.

For information about other Arkansas State Parks mountain parks, go to: http://www.mountainstateparks.com/.

For more information about Arkansas State Parks historic, heritage and cultural parks, go to: http://www.historystateparks.com/.

The park is seven miles west of Dardanelle on Ark. 155. [NOTE: Ark. 155 zigzags and includes hairpin curves. Trailers over 24 ft. should not attempt the climb up Mount Nebo.]

Hours
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Visitor Center:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With the following exception:  May 22 – Sept. 5 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Pool:
May 23 - Aug. 15 Sun. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Aug. 16 - Sept. 7 Sat., Sun. & Labor Day 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
   
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