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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

Bobby Allison

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
This is one of the nicest state parks I've camped at. Immaculate, clean, plenty of shade. The park ranger/superintendent is very nice and welcoming, and the park interpreters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Nice place to go for bird watchers with lots of wildflowers and Cottonwood trees.

Bruno Guzman

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Simply Beautiful. The park is very lovely and a gorgeous sight to see. Wally and the park staff are amazing! Lots of great sights to enjoy and very well maintained. Definitely looking forward to visiting again soon!

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.

beth korenak

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Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Friendly and helpful staff! Beautiful Riverview setting with large shady RV sites.

Cathy Chandler

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Awesome place!! A lot of great civil war history!! And the guy in charge unlocked the courthouse just so we could go in and view it!!! And even offered to take my picture by the beautiful staircase!! He was very friendly!!

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