LOST VALLEY STATE PARK
Lost Valley State Park is a natural haven, boasting lush forests, towering cliffs and diverse wildlife. It features the Eden Falls waterfall and impressive caves like Cobb Cave. The park offers hiking trails that lead to breathtaking views of its unique geological formations while providing opportunities for bird watching or picnicking amidst serene surroundings.
Located in Newton County, Arkansas, the park is known for its natural beauty and historical significance. Established as a state park in 1967 by the National Park Service (NPS), it was initially part of Buffalo River State Park.
The area's history dates back to prehistoric times with evidence of Native American habitation found throughout. European settlers arrived during the early 19th century establishing small communities nearby.
In addition to human history, geological features like caves and waterfalls have attracted visitors over time. The most famous feature being Eden Falls Cave which contains an underground waterfall.
It offers hiking trails that lead through dense forests showcasing local flora and fauna while providing stunning views across valleys filled with wildflowers or autumn leaves depending on season.
Today it remains under NPS management offering recreational activities such as camping, picnicking along with educational programs about nature conservation efforts within this unique ecosystem.