I have not gotten to RV in Arkansas, but I raised by parents who were from there. I have heard about places in other words and did a few vacations when a kid to Arkansas. Here are some places which I have heard about or gone by at some time. Some on my to do list.
from what I have heard has been a vacation distanation from very early times and it is not far from Branson.
Buffalo National River
is a long, narrow park that is crossed by three main highways. Using Harrison as a starting point: To reach the Upper District, visitors travel south from Harrison on Highway 7, or Highway 43; To reach the Middle District, visitors travel 31 miles south of Harrison on Highway 65; To reach the Lower District, visitors take Highway 65 south from Harrison for five miles, then take Highway 62/412 to the east to Yellville, and Highway 14 south. This river runs right by the area where my mothers people lived and some are still there by ST. Joe. Harrison and the River are not too far from Eureka Springs and Branson. Also near Harrison, Hurricane River Cave
- I believe we went into it back in the mid-'70s. More information
Ozarks National Forest Scenic Drives
Attractions Along Arkansas Scenic Byway are on the way to my dad's homeland. I always enjoyed the drive from Clarksville area to the Harrison area via Salus & Jasper. This link has many other links to attractions. One would be the link to Hot Springs area with a lot to see and do. Such as The Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita State Park
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
and the "Castle in the Sky" is over close where my mom's family lived when she was a young teen.
I've wanted to go visit Pea Ridge Nat'l Military Park
, I have heard it is really neat.
And I see there is also a Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Also Ozark Folk Center State Park
in Mountain View, a park of living history and heritage. Their goal to preserve and teach the history of the Ozarks, and they do this through live demonstrations and performances in a historical setting. It seems to be something I like to see as well. My mom was born near by in Mountain Home, but moved to Oklahoma sometime later. Information
Petit Jean & Lake Fort Smith
** Petit Jean State Park
** Fall Petit Jean
** Lake Fort Smith State Park
I need to get over that way sometime for sure.