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Jacksonport State Park

205 Avenue Street
870-523-2143

In the 1800s steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War, the town was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces because of its crucial locale. Jacksonport became county seat in 1854, and construction of a stately, two-story brick courthouse began in 1869. The town began to decline in the 1880s when bypassed by the railroad. The county seat was moved in 1891 to nearby Newport, and Jacksonport's stores, wharves and saloons soon vanished.

Today, exhibits in the park's 1872 courthouse and programs by park interpreters share the story of this historic river port. Admission to the courthouse is free. 
 
The park offers 20 Class A campsites with water and electric hookups including 50 amp service at all sites, a swimming beach on the White River, standard pavilion, picnic sites, playground, and the Tunstall Riverwalk Trail to stroll alongside the river..


Reviews

Eric Bond

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Sunday, March 4, 2018
It is a small state park with a lot of history. The historic courthouse has been beautifully redone with high quality exhibits. The people of Jacksonport should be proud of the work they have invested in such a fine place. I can't wait to see the new visitors center when it is complete. Unfortunately for us, we came right after the record rainfall so not all of it was opened yet but the very friendly staff more than made up for it.

Bettina Patterson

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
A family friendly place! Plenty of panic tables and trees. A nice Historic place to visit. Plus the river is great and plenty of camping spots

Preston Walling

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Monday, March 5, 2018
Very fun and educational not very long super pleasant guild look forward to visiting again

Walt Proctor

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Great place to find quiet peace this time of year.

Anthony Corbridge

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
That was a good day and would like to do it again and hop to

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