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Pocahontas - 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.


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.

Adam Wilson

Monday, Sep. 4, 2017
I have loved this park since I was a kid. They host small events throughout most of the year. Always family friendly. Grounds are always clean, with campsites, trails, grills, 2 playgrounds, multiple pavilions, a small lake and dock for fishing, a boat ramp for spring river access, and a favorite historical site of the town of Old Davidsonville. Very interesting history, and a great place to walk around and discover. Crowd size is usually pretty small giving it a quiet and serene environment. Great place for the family.

Ted Voyles

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
I love this park take my kids out there all the time they can run around and use up all the energy little kids seem to have stored up all the and the historical value of the park teaches them more about our great state

Daniel Flick

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Clean and beautiful. Very well kept and the staff was super nice! A bit tight for our 42' RV towing a jeep but it did feel like we were in nature which was awesome!

Jeannie Belew

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Great stop....we loved learning all the history of the area... great park ranger

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