What to do in Mount Nebo State Park

Rising 1,350 feet above the Arkansas River Valley, Mount Nebo offers spectacular views. The mountain has been attracting travelers and settlers for over 100 years when a resort hostelry was operated on the mountaintop for steamboat travelers. In 1933, a portion of the mountain was chosen as a park site, and logs and stones from Mount Nebo were used by the Civilian Conservation Corps to construct many of the park's bridges, trails, charming Rustic-style cabins and pavilions.

The park offers 35 campsites and 15 fully equipped cabins with kitchens. Fourteen miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo. A pool, tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, extra large enclosed and standard open pavilions, and a ball field are available. The visitor center houses exhibits, bicycle rentals and a store.

Mt. Nebo State Park offers plenty of outdoor activities. Visitors will enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, and playing tennis.

Mt. Nebo State Park is located in the Arkansas River Valley Region of western Arkansas. The park is found seven miles west of Dardanelle on Arkansas Hwy. 155.

Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

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Dardanelle, AR 72834

Phone: 501-229-3655

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