Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mt.Nebo State Park, Dardanelle, Arkansas

While staying at the Old Post COE campground we decided to visit Mt. Nebo State Park. This park offers awesome and breathtaking views of the Arkansas River, Lake Dardanelle and the surrounding area. Unfortunately our rig, at 45' would not fit in any of the spaces but we visited it anyway for the views. At nearly 1500' the views did not disappoint. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC) the park offers a campground, small store, several cabins and many hiking and biking trails. Hang gliding is also popular here. It is the State's second oldest park.

A word of caution, Arkansas 155, the only road up the mountain is a steep climb with zigzags and hairpin turns. Maximum trailer length is 24 feet. The sites are small, considering they were constructed in the early 70's before the larger coaches but there is a small store, a swimming pool and views beyond belief. Limited hookups too.

I'll let the views speak for themselves. 

Looking east from the campground.

Looking northeast.

Lake Dardanella

Looking West.

You'll feel like you're on top of the world. Very peaceful.

It was early October, so the leaves were just starting to change as the days grew shorter.

Another view of Lake Dardanella.

In the above picture, what appears to be smoke is actually the cooling tower for the nuclear power plant.

Jasmine's wondering how many squirrels and rabbits can there be down there....and... can I get to them....

These two pictures are looking west from Sunset Point. A little farther to the right and I would be taking the picture right into the sun. Several hiking trails lead away from the parking lot here. You can hike a short distance, enjoy solitude and watch a spectacular sunset.

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