Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area


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Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area


Location:South of Mena in west central Arkansas. Northern route is via AK 246 between Vandervoort and Athens; southern route is via US 278 between Wickes and Umpire.
Facilities:Tent campsites with no hookups (Cossatot Falls and Sandbar areas); picnic sites, restrooms, river access points (Brushy Creek Recreation Area at the Hwy 246 bridge); hiking trails; visitor center with exhibits, gift shop, meeting rooms.
Activities:Whitewater canoeing and kayaking, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Parkland extends for 12 miles along the Cossatot River, reputed to have the best whitewater float stream in mid-America. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged and rocky canyon with Class IV rapids. (Flow levels are dependent on rainfall, so floatable river levels usually are limited to late fall, winter, and spring.)
Address:1980 Hwy 278 W
Wickes, AR 71973

Phone:870-385-2201
Fax:870-385-7858
Web: www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=39
Size: 5,484 acres.

See other parks in Arkansas.
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