Jacksonport State Park

Jacksonport State Park


Location:On AR 69 in Jacksonport, 3 miles north of Newport.
Facilities:20 Class A campsites, swim beach on the White River, pavilion, picnic sites, playground, riverwalk trail, museums.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking.
Special Features:A thriving river port in the 1800s, Jacksonport was occupied by both Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War due to its strategic location. Park includes a restored 1872 courthouse with exhibits of Jackson County's history and the Mary Woods No 2, a sternwheel paddleboat.
Address:205 Avenue St
Newport, AR 72112

Phone:870-523-2143
Fax:870-523-4620
Web: www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=17
Size: 160 acres.

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The Jacksonport State Park Museum in Newport was scheduled to open a new exhibit on Saturday, "The Jacksonport Collection Calamity," I according to the Arkansas Parks & Tourism Department.
2 had been moored at Jacksonport State Park in Newport while it was used as a museum piece for tours, but it sank in January 2010, said Stan Graves, manager of planning and development for Parks &c Tourism.
Jacksonport State Park and Museums Contains exhibits depicting life in Jackson County.

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