2406 Phillips Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 932-9339
Fax: (870) 931-5289
Davidsonville Historic State Park or the Old Davidsonville State Park is a beautiful 163-acre (66-hectare) landscape. It is rich in flora and fauna, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Old Davidsonville State Historic Monument. Various programs like camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing are enjoyed here by visiting families and groups. Established in 1957, it is set on frontier town and has many remnants of its past.
Featuring an area of 164.7 acres (66.7 hectares) of land, the Jackson State Park is a great tourist attraction. Comprising of the Jacksonport courthouse that is available for tours with it's historical significance, also the steamboat stop and trading center at the White and Black River, the park also consists of the Jackson Guards Memorial. A steamwheeler steamboat was donated to this park and it commenced as a museum in the year 1976. This park was added as the National Historic Place.
If you get tired of the city lights, head 15 miles ( 24 kilometers) north to this 14,500-acre (5867-hectare) park. There's something here for everyone - jogging trails, a disc-golf course and an archery range for the athletic, nature trails and a nature center for those who want to learn about the local wildlife, and boat rentals on the lake for anyone who wants to get out on the water. Take brunch to the picnic grounds if you are spending the day, or rent a cabin for a longer stay. Admission is free, but there are various charges for boat and equipment rentals.
Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 9451 acres (38.2 square kilometers) of forest and other ecosystems. It is the longest stretch of river in the lower Mississippi River Valley that has not been altered by flood control measures. This unadulterated slice of wilderness is home to many species of plants and animals. It's great for a quick getaway from the city.