Jacksonport State Park

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Jacksonport State Park

Arkansas

(870) 523-2143

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Overview

In the 1800s steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War, the town was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces because of its crucial locale. Jacksonport became county seat in 1854, and constuction of a stately, two-story brick courthouse began in 1869. The town began to decline in the 1880s when bypassed by the railroad. The county seat was moved in 1891 to nearby Newport, and Jacksonport's stores, wharves, and saloons soon vanished.

Today, exhibits in the park's 1872 courthouse and programs by park interpreters share the story of this historic river port. The park offers 20 Class A campsites with water and electric hookups including 50 amp service at all sites, a swimming beach on the White River, standard pavilion, picnic sites, playground and the Tunstall Riverwalk Trail.

Map of Jacksonport (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.647532, -91.321449

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Activities

  • Camping

    The park offers 20 improved campsites with water and electric hookups including 50 amp service at all sites. The campground also includes a dumpstation and a bathhouse with showers.

  • Hiking

    The Tunstall Riverwalk travels along the White River from the Mary Woods No. 2 paddleboat to the park campground. The trail is an easy half-mile in length.

  • Historic Sites

    Exhibits in the park's 1872 courthouse and programs by park interpreters share the story of the historic river port.

  • Picnicking

    A tree-shaded picnic area within a stone's throw of the White River offers a fun place for family and friends. Rest rooms are nearby and a pavilion is available for rent.

  • RVing

    The park offers 20 improved campsites with water and electric hookups including 50 amp service at all sites. The campground also includes a dumpstation and a bathhouse with showers.

  • Water Sports

    For those looking to cool off during hot summer days, a swimming beach is located near the picnic area.

Directions

Driving

The park is on Ark. 69 in Jacksonport (just three miles north of Newport).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 523-2143

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