MOUNT NEBO STATE PARK
Rising 1,350 feet, Mount Nebo offers sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. In 1933, a portion of the mountain was chosen as a park site. Native stone and logs from Mount Nebo were used by the Civilian Conservation Corps to construct many of the park's bridges, trails, rustic-style cabins and pavilions. The park offers 35 campsites (25 Standard B; 10 Hike-in) [no dump station] and 14 fully-equipped cabins with kitchens.
Located in Arkansas, this park was established as a health resort by the late 19th century. It became popular for its cool breezes and panoramic views of the River Valley.
In 1909, it transitioned into private ownership under W.B. Duncan who constructed numerous cabins on site to accommodate visitors.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) acquired control during the Great Depression era around 1933-34. The CCC made several improvements including building roads, trails and pavilions within the park boundaries.
Post World War II saw an increase in tourism which led to further development such as camping sites and additional facilities like swimming pools being added over time.
It is now managed by Arkansas State Parks Department since its acquisition from private hands back in early '70s.
In addition to the campsites at Mount Nebo State Park, the Park service also operate 14 comfortable cabins with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces that are available for rent.
Housekeeping cabins are fully furnished with central heat and air conditioning. They have a full kitchen with electric range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, drip coffee maker w/filters, can opener, toaster, mixer, blender, skillets, pots and pans, baking pans, cooking utensils, basic dishes, glasses and silverware. We also furnish kitchen towels, dishcloths, oven mitts, dishwashing soap, mop, broom and dustpan. We provide pillows, blankets, linens, washcloths, iron and ironing board. Beds are queen-size, with the exception of the two bedroom A-Frame, and each cabin has at least one queen-size sleeper sofa, a fireplace or wood burning stove and a 19" TV/VCR combination with indoor antenna. Each cabin has a wooden deck or rock patio with a pedestal grill and picnic table and either a woods' view or mountain view.
1. Mount Nebo State Park offers 34 campsites with water and electricity for tents or RVs.
2. There are also 14 fully:equipped cabins available, some featuring stunning cliff-side views.
3. Primitive camping is an option on the Bench Trail; however, no facilities are provided here.
4. Group Camp Area provides lodging for up to 30 people in dormitory:style accommodations with a kitchen/dining hall included.
5. Yurt rentals offer unique circular tent:like structures equipped with modern amenities like beds and furniture.