Parkin Archeological State Park
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.
Plan Your Adventure
Group Pavilions, Open Pavilion
Enclosed Climate Controlled Pavilion
Please contact the park for reservations and more information at 870-755-2500 or [email protected]
Per Day: $120.00
Contact park for availability.
60 State Hwy 184
Parkin, AR 72373
Call The Park
* Interpretive programs available year-round
Wednesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (except for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July when required)
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Boat Ramp /Picnic Area / Playground / Restrooms:
Open daily all year
8 a.m. until one hour after sunset
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