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Louisiana Purchase State Park

At the junction of Lee, Monroe and Phillips Counties, the park preserves the initial point from which all surveys of property acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1815 initiated. The park includes 36 acres within a headwater swamp and a fast-disappearing ecological setting in eastern Arkansas. A board walk with exhibits provides access to a monument in the swamp's interior marking the survey's initial point.

Location: Ark 362, off US 49, Brinkley ArkansasTelephone 870-734-4223

Other Arkansas State Parks nearby:
Louisiana Purchase State Park
Parkin Archeological State Park
Toltec Mounds State Park
Village Creek State Park
(Forrest City)
Village Creek State Park

04/10 Coming to The Brinkley 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.