* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.|
Rising 1,350 feet above the mountain valleys of west central Arkansas, majestic Mt. Nebo favors visitors with a spectacular view of 34,000-acre Lake Dardanelle, the Arkansas River and the surrounding mountain ridges. Atop this biblically named plateau, fringed by the Ozark National Forest, is Mt. Nebo State Park. Mt. Nebo, inhabited since pre-Civil War years, has always been a favorite vacation spot. During the 1890s, a resort hotel was built to house steamboat passengers on the Arkansas River. These summertime visitors enjoyed the mountainfs cooler temperatures, lush vegetation, abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. In 1927, Mt. Nebo was designated as a state park. The majority of the trails, cabins, bridges and pavilions at the park were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The approach to the summit of Mt. Nebo is as breathtaking as the park itself. State Hwy. 155 (paved) zigzags up the eastern side of the mountain. From base to top there are a series of tight hairpin turns. We recommend no trailers or RV's over 24 ft. Long attempt the climb. Be sure your vehicle is in good condition, use low gear and turn off the A/C to avoid overheating. At the Bench Overlook you can stop to enjoy the panoramic view and rest your vehicle.|
Camping A wooded campground, accommodating up to 25 camping units, is open year-round. All are equipped with tables, grills, water and electricity. A modern bathhouse, open April to November, is located in the campground. Self-contained camping units may use the sanitary dump station at nearby Lake Dardanelle State Park free of charge. Mt. Nebo also offers 10 hikein campsites located along the ''Bench. '' The sites may be reached by well-marked access trails (tents only).