Crowley's Ridge State Park
Located atop the forested hills in northeast Arkansas, Crowley's Ridge State Park occupies the former homestead of Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled this area.
Native log and stone structures, constructed by the Civilian
Conservation Corps in the 1930s, set the mood for this park's rustic
warmth. Park facilities include four fully-equipped, modern duplex cabins
with kitchens; a group lodging area featuring five bunk cabins, a
kitchen/dining hall and bathhouse; 26 campsites--18 Class B and
Crowley's Ridge State Park is located 15 miles north of Jonesboro on Ark. 141; or nine miles west of Paragould on U.S. 412, then two miles south on Ark. 168.
Our fully equipped duplex housekeeping cabins include: Sofa-bed,
fireplace, kitchen, shower, air conditioner/heater, cable television and
Wi-Fi wireless access. Also included are dishes, pans, utensils, etc.,
range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, iron and ironing
board, pillows, towels, and linens. BBQ grill, ground grill, and picnic
table are located outside each cabin. There are no telephones in the
Did you know there is a unique land form of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas that is home to four state parks?
Crowley’s Ridge is one of Arkansas’s six major natural divisions. Located in the flatlands of the Mississippi River Delta, this rolling ridge was formed when the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers changed course millions of years ago. Topped by windblown dust called loess, the ridge extends from southeast Missouri to Helena, Arkansas. Four state parks call the ridge home: Crowley’s Ridge State Park, Lake Frierson State Park, Lake Poinsett State Park and Village Creek State Park.
Did you know Crowley’s Ridge State Park is located on a geologic anomaly?
This lovely recreational park featuring CCC Rustic-style facilities from the 1930s lies atop a geological anomaly in northeast Arkansas called Crowley’s Ridge. Left as an erosional remnant from the natural forces of rivers 40 million years ago, Crowley's Ridge stands 100 to 200 feet above the fertile plains of the Delta in eastern Arkansas. The ridge was named for Benjamin F. Crowley, a soldier in the War of 1812 whose land grant was the first pioneer settlement in this part of the state. Crowley's Ridge forms a narrow arc of scenic rolling hills extending from Cape Girardeau Missouri into the northeast corner of Arkansas down to the Mississippi River at Helena. The forest on the Ridge is different from others in Arkansas. It’s a climax beech-maple forest.
Located near Paragould at the site of Benjamin Crowley's original home site, Crowley's Ridge State Park is situated on the western slopes of the ridge. Once a campground for the Quapaw Indians, the park offers visitors swimming and fishing in spring-fed lakes, shaded campground and picnic areas, and scenic nature trails.
The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) beginning in 1933, establishing it as one of the six original state parks in Arkansas. Today, these native stone and wood structures create a setting of rustic serenity nestled in the natural beauty of Crowley’s Ridge.
Dancing Rabbit Trail
Lake Ponder Trail
Spider Creek Trail
Walcott Lake Trail
The park is 15 miles north of Jonesboro on Arkansas 141;
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