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Davidsonville Historic State Park

7953 Highway 166 South

This park preserves the site of historic Davidsonville in Randolph County. Established in 1815, the town included the Arkansas Territory's first post office, courthouse, and land office. Bypassed by the Southwest Trail, an overland route from St. Louis to the border of Mexico, the town faded by the 1830s. Archeological excavations here are uncovering remarkable finds of streets, foundations, and objects that tell a fascinating story of life on the Arkansas frontier following the Louisiana Purchase. Park exhibits and interpretive tours provide information about this important frontier town. Visitors can take a tour and learn all about Arkansas frontier history.


Vicky Smith

Monday, June 25, 2018
Old Davidsonville is an awesome place to go with or without kids. You can fish the lake, use paddle boats, walk to the river, take nature walks, rent canoes and float the Eleven Piont. It is beautiful, peaceful and just a joy. I love Arkansas State Parks.

Corinne Fletcher

Monday, April 16, 2018
Extremely nice! The sites are new, full hook-ups, paved, some pull-thrus, and long enough for most rigs. There's a new visitors center with exhibits about historic Davidsonville containing interesting artifacts from the site. The site itself has a paved walking trail with interpretive panels. Trails from a half mile to over a mile are easy to moderate. (My dad can walk them with 2 artificial knees.) The staff are friendly & very knowledgeable. It's a small park with something for most people. I found nothing to report on the down side.

Dave Allen

Sunday, June 3, 2018
A gem of a campground. Newly refurbished sites, the host told me. I will definitely be back.

Barbara Blackwell

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Great place to take the grandchildren for the day. Good playgrounds, lake fishing, and trails. Plenty of shade. Also camping, paddle boats and gift shop.

Josh Clairday

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Beautiful park. Fishing. Boats. Camping

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