Arkansas Post National Memorial

Arkansas Post National Memorial

Planning Your Visit

Plan Your Visit



All exhibit areas of the visitor are fully accessible. Most of the park's two and a half mile trail system is paved, level, and wheelchair accessible. Two wheelchairs are available for use upon request. The picnic area restrooms are fully accessible.


The park orientation film, "Echoes of the Past," is available in closed-captioned format upon request.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours & Seasons
The park grounds are open daily: 8:00 a.m. to dark. The visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Fees & Reservations

There is no entrance fee to visit the park.

Individuals or groups seeking to utilize the park for commercial or special event purposes must contact the park at least 30 days prior to the event to obtain a Special Use Permit. There may be a cost associated with Special Use Permits.

Groups planning a visit to the park should contact the park and make a reservation at least one week prior to their scheduled visit.

Reservations are not accepted for the picnic area.


Little Rock, AR, 100 miles to the northwest and Memphis, TN, 140 miles north-northwest are serviced by a national and an international airport respectively.

Arkansas Post National Memorial is located in southeastern Arkansas. The entrance to the park is on AR169, nine miles south of Gillett, via US165 (The Great River Road), and about 20 miles northeast of Dumas, via US165.

FROM Little Rock, AR
From I-40 merge onto I-30 south. South of Little Rock, exit onto I-530 and continue to Pine Bluff. When I-530 ends, exit to US65. Follow US65 to Gould, AR and turn left onto ARd 212. When 212 ends, turn left onto US165, and cross over the Arkansas River. Continue on US165 for five miles, and turn right on AR169. Follow it two miles into the park.

From the Airport travel west on I-240 to the interchange with
I-55. Exit onto I-55 South (toward Jackson) and follow it 10 miles south to I-69. Then take I-69 south and west to US61. Turn left on US61 and travel south approximately 20 miles to US49. Turn right on US49 and cross the Mississippi River to Helena. Follow US49 through or take the bypass around Helena to US49 West. Then follow the directions below from Helena to the park.

(Lake Village, AR / Greenville, MS / Monroe, LA): Follow US65 or US165 north to Dumas, AR. In Dumas, turn right at the second stoplight onto US165, and continue north for about 18 miles. Turn right onto AR169 and follow it two miles into the park.

Head west on US49. Turn onto AR1 at Marvell, and continue on to DeWitt. On the south edge of DeWitt, AR1 joins US165. From De Witt, continue on US165 about 20 miles. Turn left onto AR169 and follow it two miles into the park.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

The only public transportation to the park is with an organized tour group (bus or steamboat). A rental car is the best option for visitors not utilizing a tour group.

Contact Us

By Mail
Arkansas Post National Memorial
1741 Old Post Road
Gillett, AR 72055

By Phone
Headquarters & Visitor Information

By Fax


Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 758
Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 758

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 37,218
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003- 37,565

FY 2004 Annual Budget is $701,000
FY 2003 Annual Budget is $706,000

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are dogs allowed on park trails?
    Yes, dogs are allowed on all park trails provided they are kept on a hand-held leash at all times.
  • Are reservations accepted for the picnic area?
    No, the picnic area is first-come, first-serve (Although it seldom fills to capacity).