Experience the mountain parks of Arkansas.
Mountains cover half of Arkansas. Two unique regions—the rugged plateaus of the Ozarks in the north, and the rolling peaks and valleys of the Ouachitas in the south—tell stories of wildlife, forests, and rivers. Eons of time have shaped these uplifted, rugged forms into beautiful scenery, where landscapes include peaceful valleys, dramatic scenic overlooks, clear mountain streams, and backcountry roads.
Take to heart the timeless words of naturalist John Muir, "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees." If you're looking for a mountaintop where you can see for miles, where you can get a natural high, where nature's peace may flow into you, then explore and experience the mountain state parks of Arkansas.
Arkansas State Parks encourages the practice of the 7 Leave No Trace principles.
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors