The Spooky Arkansas Hike That Will Lead You Somewhere Deserted

Arkansas is a state that prides itself on historical preservation. We have a variety of museums, state parks dedicated to archeological sites, and endless opportunities to learn about the obscure history that textbooks sometimes miss. Perhaps the best part of living in or near Arkansas is how accessible these historic treasures are – even without stepping into a building! Amidst the million miles of trails zigzagging throughout the state, there’s one we’re focusing on today for its somber history. Close to the Buffalo National River, less than 10 minutes from Erbie Campground, resides a historic homestead and adjacent cemetery. This settlement is long since abandoned but the ghosts of the past are preserved nevertheless.

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Have you ventured to this homestead and cemetery before? Do you know about the other abandoned cemeteries scattered along the Buffalo National River? Share your historical findings in the comments below or add your photos to our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers.

Address: Harrison, AR 72601, USA