Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Arkansas

(501) 868-5806

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Overview

Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. Located just west of Little Rock, this natural environment was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas's first state park adjoining a major metropolitan area. Park interpreters and volunteers help visitors and students understand man's relationship to the environment in the 2,000-acre park that offers a rich diversity of natural habitat.

The park's dominant natural feature is Pinnacle Mountain, which rises more than a thousand feet above the Arkansas River Valley. The mountain's cone-shaped peak has long been a central Arkansas landmark. Two of the park's hiking trails lead hikers to the mountain's summit. The park offers a wide variety of hiking trails and serves as the eastern terminus of the 250-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail which stretches from Pinnacle Mountain State Park to eastern Oklahoma. The park also has more the eight miles of single track mountain bike trails.

Other park facilities include picnic sites, two standard pavilions with restrooms, and launch ramps. The park visitor center overlooks the Arkansas River below and includes exhibits, A/V programs, a meeting room, and gift shop.

Map of Pinnacle Mountain (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.840253, -92.470542

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Activities

  • Boating

    Fishing, canoeing, and boating are favorite pastimes on the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers. Boat ramps and a fishing pier allow ready access to these fine streams.

  • Fishing

    Fishing, canoeing, and boating are favorite pastimes on the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers. Boat ramps and a fishing pier allow ready access to these fine streams.

  • Hiking

    There are over 40 miles of trails maintained by Pinnacle Mountain State Park. They range from a half-mile paved, self-guided nature trail to the 250-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail, perfect for backpacking.

  • Picnicking

    The recreation area at the base of the mountain has shaded picnic tables, grills, water, a playground, rest rooms, and a large, open air pavilion with a cooking fireplace and tables. The pavilion is a favorite place for get-togethers and can be reserved for a fee.

Directions

Driving

To reach Pinnacle Mountain State Park, take Exit #9 off I-430 at Little Rock and travel seven miles west on Ark. 10, then go two miles north on Ark. 300.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(501) 868-5806

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