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Arkansas State Parks

USA Parks
Ouachitas Region
Mount Nebo State Park
Mount Nebo State Park © Bryan Scott Manley
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16728 West State Highway 155
Dardanelle, Arkansas   72834

Phone: 479-229-3655
Reservations: 479-229-3655
Rising 1,350 feet, Mount Nebo offers sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. In 1933, a portion of the mountain was chosen as a park site. Native stone and logs from Mount Nebo were used by the Civilian Conservation Corps to construct many of the park's bridges, trails, rustic-style cabins and pavilions. The park offers 35 campsites (25 Standard B; 10 Hike-in) [no dump station] and 14 fully-equipped cabins with kitchens.

In addition to the campsites at Mount Nebo State Park, the Park service also operate 14 comfortable cabins with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces that are available for rent.

Housekeeping cabins are fully furnished with central heat and air conditioning. They have a full kitchen with electric range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, drip coffee maker w/filters, can opener, toaster, mixer, blender, skillets, pots and pans, baking pans, cooking utensils, basic dishes, glasses and silverware. We also furnish kitchen towels, dishcloths, oven mitts, dishwashing soap, mop, broom and dustpan. We provide pillows, blankets, linens, washcloths, iron and ironing board. Beds are queen-size, with the exception of the two bedroom A-Frame, and each cabin has at least one queen-size sleeper sofa, a fireplace or wood burning stove and a 19" TV/VCR combination with indoor antenna. Each cabin has a wooden deck or rock patio with a pedestal grill and picnic table and either a woods' view or mountain view.

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Fourteen miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the 4 1/2-mile Bench Trail is a fairly level route encircling the side of 1,350-foot Mount Nebo. As you ride through the mixed hardwood and pine forest, you'll pass historic springs and Fern Lake, and see rock work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. This is an excellent ride for your family's first mountain biking adventure. You can choose from primitive campsites located at intervals along the Bench Trail, or stay in the park campground.

Area Attractions
Mount Nebo State Park is one of the Arkansas state parks system's two parks offering launch sites for hang gliding enthusiasts. [NOTE: The other park offering launch sites for hang gliders is Mount Magazine State Park located high atop Arkansas's highest mountain, Mount Magazine, near Paris.]

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 31 Beautiful Park
I had the pleasure of a drive thru visit and everything that I saw made me want to make plans for a stay there
October 19 Good for day trips by Megan
This is a great park, we have small kids and we are able to spend the day there, If you hike this is a GREAT park... many trails to choose and the difficulty varys with each. But camping on the other hand I was disapointed. Perfect day time spot....
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Area Campgrounds
Ivys Cove RV Retreat
321 Bradley Cove Road
Russellville , AR

The park is located seven miles west of Dardanelle on Ark. 155. [NOTE: Ark. 155 zigzags and includes hairpin curves. Trailers over 24 ft. should not attempt the climb up Mount Nebo.


Arkansas State Parks