There’s A Little Slice Of Paradise Hiding Right Here In Arkansas… And You’ll Want To Visit
Within the Boston Mountains sits a wilderness area that master of wild places, Tim Ernst, calls “One of the most scenic areas in this country. And I do mean the United States.” Backpacker Magazine hails it as “Arkansas’s Waterfall Paradise.” They’re not talking about one of our more popular state parks, either. They’re referring to the Richland Creek Wilderness, and they’re absolutely right to call it a paradise.
To find this little patch of heaven, click here for a map. If you’ve decided you absolutely must see this for yourself you’re not wrong, but please do remember to come prepared. This is a wilderness, after all.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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