This 12-acre wooded site adjacent to the former El Dorado High School site features plants native to Arkansas’s West Gulf Coastal Plain and exotic species including flowering camellias and azaleas. Managed by the South Arkansas Community College, the arboretum offers marked paved walking trails, a rental pavilion, rental gazebo, restrooms, and parking.
The South Arkansas Arboretum is dedicated to preserving the native, rare, and economically important flora of the West Gulf Coastal Plain region of the United States. The re-establishment of the Arboretum has created an environment where Arkansas’s natural beauty will be preserved for future generations of people to view, study, photograph, and enjoy.
The goals of the South Arkansas Arboretum are:
1. To provide an educational site by serving as a living laboratory for elementary, secondary, and college age groups, as well as the general public.
2. To provide a recreational site for walkers and joggers where nature’s beauty may be enjoyed.
3. To provide a preservation site for the unique West Gulf Coastal Plain flora and fauna.
To schedule an event here, or reserve the pavilion or gazebo, contact the South Arkansas Community College at: 870-864-7160.
From Ark. 82B in El Dorado, turn north on North Timberlane Drive and go one mile. Adjacent to the “old” El Dorado High School. At the intersection of North Timberlane Drive and Mt. Holly Road, El Dorado, AR.