The Natural State is full of beautiful places—both in nature and in our cities. Unfortunately, some of these places can be dangerous, especially if you’re not paying attention. While this information shouldn’t keep you from exploring all that Arkansas has to offer, be aware that danger exists here, and take caution. Here are the nine most dangerous, deadly places in Arkansas:
1. Intersection at 46th and Walnut, Rogers
There were 53 accidents at this intersection last year.
2. Clear Creek
Though this photo shows Clear Creek in the fall, at its lowest, the creek is deadly during flash floods. Several people have died after being washed away here.
3. The Town Of West Memphis
Though the town of West Memphis does have some wonderful qualities, its crime rate is the highest in the state, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. If you live here, your odds of being the victim of a crime are 1 in 9.
4. Helena/West Helena
The Arkansas city with the second highest rate of crime is Helena/West Helena, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Residents there have a 1 in 11 likelihood of being the victim of a crime.
5. Beaver Lake
Beaver Lake regularly claims the lives of Arkansans. In 2014, nine people died on this lake.
6. Intersection At College And Joyce, Fayetteville
Fayetteville police note that this is the most dangerous intersection in Fayetteville. Rear-end collisions are the most common here.
7. White Rock Mountain
White Rock Mountain has gorgeous views, but it's also steep and can be slippery. Stay back away from the edge, and pay attention while hiking.
8. Habitat Where Poisonous Snakes Live
This describes most of Arkansas. During the late months of summer, snakebites are not uncommon in the Natural State. Village Creek Park, pictured here, is home to many species of snake, including poisonous ones. Watch for cottonmouth especially, but you might also find Western diamondback rattlesnakes, timber rattlesnakes, Western pigmy rattlesnakes, copperhead and Texas coral snakes.
9. Your Dining Table
Heart disease is the number one killer in Arkansas, where the death rate is 217.5 per 100,000 people. This is higher than the national average of 166.99 per 100,000. Depending what you're putting on your plate, your dining room just might be the most deadly place in the entire state!
While you should certainly be careful in these places mentioned above, a little danger shouldn’t keep you from exploring the Natural State! Here are
16 Adventures in Arkansas.