Why Do We Love the Ozarks?

Perhaps for its many parks, its natural beauty, its four distinct, lovely seasons, its sunsets, its friendly people, its "old fashion" ways? Why not come to see for yourself, why you will love the Ozarks.

Mammoth Spring Bubbling Out

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The many state and National Parks in Arkansas are delightful to visit.

Old Courthouse Fort Smith
Old Courthouse Fort Smith

The old courthouse and its jail addition on the left is a must visit.

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Buffalo River NP
Buffalo River NP

The Buffalo River National Park is beautiful all year around, but spring brings out the dogwoods and greenery.

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Mount Magazine Summit
Mount Magazine Summit

Mount Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas.

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Historic Davidsonville
Historic Davidsonville

Ghost Structures show the location of buildings in Historic Davidsonville SP.

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Lake Catherine Waterfalls
Lake Catherine Waterfalls

The falls at Lake Catherine is only a short hike into its nature area.

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Hunting for diamonds
Hunting for diamonds

Crater Of Diamonds State Park is a must experience.

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Clinton Historical site
Clinton Historical site

The Birthplace Home of William Jefferson Clinton is an interesting site.

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Devils Den SP
Devils Den SP

Dick sits among the strange rock formations at this beautiful park.

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Crowley's Ridge SP
Crowley's Ridge SP

This structure was built at Crowley's Ridge by the CCC in the 1930's.

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Arkansas has four distinctive seasons and they each have their own lovely colors.

Dogwood
Dogwood

The dogwood dots all the areas of the Ozarks in the spring.

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Fall at Rogers Cemetery
Fall at Rogers Cemetery

The red and gold colors are especially pleasing in the Ozark falls.

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Bull Shoals-White River SP spring
Bull Shoals-White River SP spring

Spring in the state parks is delightful.

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Kayaking at Lake Charles
Kayaking at Lake Charles

Summertime is fun time on the lakes.

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Winter Scene
Winter Scene

Snow is infrequent in the Ozarks, but is beautiful when it comes.

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Fall along the Buffalo River
Fall along the Buffalo River

A view of the river valley behind the restaurant at Buffalo Point Park.

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Snow at the White River
Snow at the White River

The hills, lakes, and rivers shimmer with the white snow.

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Tulip Tree
Tulip Tree

Early Spring blossoms on a tulip tree.

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Swimming at Buffalo Point
Swimming at Buffalo Point

Swimming at Buffalo Point is a favorite in the Ozarks.

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The people of Arkansas have that familiar Southern hospitality that warms your heart.

People Waving
People Waving

Yes, almost everyone waves at you in the Ozarks whether in a campground or on the road, or just walking down the street.

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Sharing Interests
Sharing Interests

If there's a festival, everyone sits and shares their interests and stories.

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State Park Attendent
State Park Attendent

Arkansas state parks have great people even in the maintenance crew.

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Blind Girl "Sees" the Car
Blind Girl "Sees" the Car

Even an antique car owner lets this lovely child experience "seeing" his car.

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Park Supervisor
Park Supervisor

Arkansas has some of the friendliest park personnel you can find. Always helpful.

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Talking with Other Park Visitors
Talking with Other Park Visitors

There are no strangers in the Arkansas parks. Everyone stops and talks with you.

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Program Director
Program Director

This director gets right down on the kids level to explain the ancient ways at Parkin Historic Site.

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Patriotism
Patriotism

The Ozarks still is a place where patriotism is respected.

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Visitor Center
Visitor Center

The personnel at the State Parks are always friendly and helpful.

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The Natural Beauty of Arkansas is one of its main attractions.

Petit Jean Trail Scene
Petit Jean Trail Scene

Valley view along trail at Petit Jean State Park.

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Wildflowers at Jacksonport
Wildflowers at Jacksonport

Along the river trail, spring wildflowers abound.

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White River
White River

Fall paints the shores of the White River.

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Trail at Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Trail at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

The stone step trail provides serenity for a hike through the forest.

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Valley View from Queen Wilhelmina
Valley View from Queen Wilhelmina

Views from Queen Wilhelmina are awesome.

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Rock Bluffs and Fall Colors
Rock Bluffs and Fall Colors

Many state parks are dotted with rock bluffs and beautiful forested scenery.

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Overlook at Mt Nebo
Overlook at Mt Nebo

What a beautiful valley view from Mount Nebo State Park

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Twin Deer
Twin Deer

The wild life in Arkansas offers outstanding picture opportunities.

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Scene at Mississippi River SP
Scene at Mississippi River SP

Lakes, rivers, forested areas abound throughout the state of Arkansas.

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And Sunsets paint the evening skies for all to enjoy God's handiwork.

Sunset-Lake Chicot
Sunset-Lake Chicot

So beautiful!

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Bull Shoals Lake Sunset
Bull Shoals Lake Sunset

Glowing sunsets on the lake.

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Sunset at Millwood Lake
Sunset at Millwood Lake

Sky, clouds, lake, and sunset.

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Sunset While Driving Home
Sunset While Driving Home

Even a drive from town can offer a beautiful sunset experience.

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Sunset on Lake
Sunset on Lake

Warm glows are calming on the lakes.

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Sunset at Lake Chicot
Sunset at Lake Chicot

From the marina of Lake Chicot enjoy this picture.

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Fishing at Sunset
Fishing at Sunset

What great beauty while fishing on the lake at sunset.

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Sunset at Dardanelle
Sunset at Dardanelle

Setting sun at Lake Dardanelle.

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Sunset in Mountain Home
Sunset in Mountain Home

The December sunset in Mountain Home, AR paints the winter sky.

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Everyone seems to love the "old fashion" ways to enjoy life at a rather slow pace.

Turkey Trot Festival
Turkey Trot Festival

Whether county fairs or local festivals, everyone has a good time.

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Old Fashion Car Show
Old Fashion Car Show

Cars shows are a staple in the Ozark area.

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Chili Cook Off
Chili Cook Off

Everyone loves the annual chili cook off in Lakeview.

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Swayer Brown Concert
Swayer Brown Concert

Swayer Brown entertains at a country gathering in the Ozark area.

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Christmas Parade
Christmas Parade

In small towns the annual Christmas parade is a really big deal!

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Caught a Turkey
Caught a Turkey

Chasing turkeys dropped from low flying planes is the ultimate fun at the annual Turkey Trot in Yellville, AR

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Old Fashion 4th of July
Old Fashion 4th of July

Yes, it is still an old fashion July 4th in the Ozarks.

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County Fair
County Fair

County Fairs still have the old time feel.

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Jam Session
Jam Session

Jam Sessions are common throughout the Ozarks.

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The 4 minute video done by ANEDODI says it all as to why you will Love the Ozarks!