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Steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port in the 1800s.

During the Civil War, the town was occuppied by both Confederate and Union forces because of its crucial locale. Jacksonport became county seat in 1854, and a stately, two-story brick courthouse was constructed in 1869. The town began to decline in the 1870s when bypassed by the new railroad. The county seat was moved in 1891 and the stores, wharves and saloons soon vanished.

The park offers 20 Class A campsites, a swimming beach on the White River, standard pavillion, picnic sites, playground and the Tunstall Riverwalk Trail.

Location: PO Box 8, Arkansas 69, Jacksonport Arkansas 72075 Telephone Toll Free: 870-523-2143

Other Arkansas State Parks nearby:
(Paragould) Crowley's Ridge State Park
(Jacksonport) Jacksonport State Park
(Powhatan) Lake Charles State Park
(Jonesboro) Lake Frierson State Park
(Harrisburg) Lake Poinsett
(Mountain View) Ozark Folk Center State Park

07/08 Coming to The Jacksonport area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.