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State Park in Tri-Peaks Region

Petit Jean State Park

The excellently maintained trails of this state park, the oldest in Arkansas, wind past a lush 95ft waterfall, romantic grottoes, expansive vistas and dense forests. Be on the lookout for a natural bridge spanning t…
State Park in Tri-Peaks Region

Mount Magazine State Park

This stellar state park features some 14 miles of trails that wind around Arkansas' highest point. The surrounding vistas are spectacular, taking in all of the forested montane beauty of the Arkansas River Valley. I…
State Park in Tri-Peaks Region

Mount Nebo State Park

Hey – it's just another impossibly beautiful Arkansas state park! Mount Nebo and surrounds are crisscrossed by 14 miles of trails that plunge into the woodsy mountainscape. The strenuous Nebo Springs trail makes a l…
State Park in Tri-Peaks Region

Lake Dardanelle State Park

Miles of icy-blue water mark this 34,300-acre reservoir, which is surrounded by boat-launch ramps and flat-out pretty views. There's a big visitor center in Russellville that includes kid-friendly interpretive exhib…
Cafe in Tri-Peaks Region

Arkansas House

Specializes in artisanal meats, like organic beef, wild-caught razorback (pork), elk, buffalo and local trout, too. Its elk chili is popular, as is its crawfish étouffé. Also rents cozy, rustic rooms and cabins for …
American in Tri-Peaks Region

Skycrest Restaurant

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer grand views at Mount Magazine State Park's on-site restaurant, which serves Southern food in hickory wood-accented surroundings. Steaks, pizza, pasta and salads make up a standard, if …
American in Tri-Peaks Region

Mather Lodge

Big windows, stone accents, wooden furniture and a solid menu of American comfort food (burgers, pizzas and the like) are the backbone of the on-site eating option in Petit Jean State Park.