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Parkin Archeological State Park

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Parkin Archeological State Park preserves and interprets the site of an American Indian village....
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A large platform mound on the river bank remains...
Park interpreter-led programs help visitors make meaningful memories...
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The visitor center houses artifacts and interpretive exhibits...
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Walk along the Village Trail and imagine what life was like 500 years ago...
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The visitor center houses artifacts and interpretive exhibits...
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Effigy head pot...
The Northern Ohio School, a historic one-room schoolhouse...

What to know

This National Historic Landmark preserves a 17-acre Mississippian Period American Indian village located here from A.D. 1000 to 1550. Archeologists at this research station also uncovered evidence that Hernando de Soto visited this site in 1541. Park interpreters offer tours, educational programs, and special events throughout the year. The site was the location of the 1920s-era Northern Ohio Lumber Cooperage Company, and the Northern Ohio School House still remains. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission is free for self-guided tours and viewing exhibits in the visitor center. Nearby are the day-use picnic area, playground, and pavilion, available by reservation only. A boat ramp provides access to the St. Francis River.

The U.S. House of Representatives hosts districtwide Congressional App Challenges for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. Representative Rick Crawford's Arkansas District 1 2020 winners created a virtual tour of Parkin Archeological State Park. You can take the tour on the Cross County High School's website

Make Your Reservation

Group Pavilions, Open Pavilion

Standard Pavilion
Please contact the park for reservations and more information at 870-755-2500 or [email protected]
Per Day: $74.00

Contact park for availability.

60 State Hwy 184
Parkin, AR 72373
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