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.

See other parks in Arkansas.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Caption: The new Jacksonport State Park visitor center, designed by Littte Rock's Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, opened last year.
Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC, Vicksburg, Mississippi) collected nine adult [mean [+ or -] 1SE total length (TL) = 123.7 [+ or -]15.6, range 96-147 mm] Ichthyomyzon unicuspis (Table 1) from paddlefish in the White River at Kinmen Bend near Jacksonport State Park. The species locale was along a reach extending 0.7 river mi [RM, (1.13 km)] below to upstream of the Black River confluence (T12N, R03W, Secs.
Jacksonport State Park & Museums--Contains exhibits depicting life in Jackson County.
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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