Mt. Nebo State Park. It's only about 30 minutes from the Lake Dardanelle State Park and was very enjoyable, although a clearer sky would have made for better pictures.
"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.
During the 1890s, a resort hotel was built to house
steamboat passengers on the Arkansas River.
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."
We were fortunate in two areas while ascending and descending the mountain. First, traffic was very light and second, we were driving the Honda Fit and not the MH! Actually, signs at the bottom of the mountain warn against attempting to pull any trailer longer than 24 feet up the mountain. I'm a believer.
|Visitor Center (Nuclear One Reactor at the extreme|
left is 6 miles away and 1350 ft. lower)
The Visitor Center was a valuable asset for information on the Park and the surrounding areas, and a nice place to stop for an ice cream.
The park is oriented so that there are points east and west
|Sunset Point Edge|
Here's Karen taking a look off of Sunset Point.
Mt. Nebo is one of only two parks in the state which allows hang gliding. We traveled to Sunrise Point to view the area where most of the hang gliders begin their ascents off the cliffs and eventually end up in the valley below.
I thought that hang gliding might be something I'd
|Hang Gliding Take-Off Point|
|View into the Valley Below|
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!