What to do in Old Davidsonville State Park

Old Davidsonville State Park preserves the site of historic Davidsonville, established in 1815. The town included the Arkansas Territory's first post office, courthouse and land office. Bypassed by the Southwest Trail, an overland route from St. Louis to the border with Mexico, the town faded by the 1830s. Exhibits provide information on this important frontier town.

Facilities include 49 campsites, picnic areas, two screened standard pavilions, a playground, three hiking trails, and a self-guided walking trail thru the old town site.

Fishing is a major activity at Old Davidsonville State Park. The park borders the Black River (boat launch ramp) and a 12 acre fishing lake (no launch ramp) offering a boat dock, barrier-free fishing pier, fishing boats (trolling motors only), and pedal boats. Using the park as a base camp, anglers may also choose the nearby Spring and Eleven Point Rivers. Visitors will also enjoy camping, picnicking and hiking activities within the park.

Old Davidsonville State Park is located in the Ozark Mountains Region of northeastern Arkansas. From Pocahontas, travel two miles west on U.S. 62, then go nine miles south on Arkansas Hwy. 166 to the park.

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.

7953 Hwy. 166 South
Pocahontas, AR 72455

Phone: 870-892-4708

Email: olddavidson@arkansas.com
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