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Arkansas State Parks

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Arkansas
Mississippi Valley Delta Region
Jacksonport State Park
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Right around the curve of the river is the confluence of the White and Black rivers.
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
River walk
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Riverboat mooring poles
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Courthouse
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
Swim Beach and playground
Jacksonport State Park © Jed Meeks
JACKSONPORT STATE PARK
JACKSONPORT STATE PARK
205 Avenue Street
Newport, Arkansas   72112

Phone: 870-523-2143
Reservations: 870-523-2143
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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 the park's museums, the 1872 courthouse, the nearby Mary Woods No. 2 sternwheel paddleboat, and interpretive programs share the story of this historic river port.

Camping
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.

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Location
Jacksonport State Park is located near Newport, Jonesboro

Trails
Tunstall Riverwalk

Length: .5 mile Time: .5 hour Difficulty: Easy

Description: This trail takes the hiker along the White River from the Mary Woods No. 2 paddleboat to the park campground. Spring and summer hiking offers breathtaking beauty of the Tunstall Riverwalk Conservation Area wildflowers. Wildlife are seen regularly and bird watching is prime making one'e hiking experience memorable.


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

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