, Arkansas, United States
Type of attraction: Adventure. Outdoor. Sightseeing.
This park-natural area extends for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged rocky canyon that challenges experienced canoeist and kayakers with its Class IV rapids. In this watershed basin, flow levels are dependent on rainfall. Float-able river levels are usually limited to late-fall, winter, and spring. For river stage in feet from the Hwy. 246 access, call 870-387-3141 or visit the US Geological Survey Website for real time data -at bottom of page-. No floater services are provided. The Brushy Creek Recreation area at the highway 246 bridge has picnic sites, restrooms, and river access.
Tent sites -no hookups- are located at the Cossatot Falls area and the Sandbar area. The cost per site is 13 a day.
Hikers can enjoy the 14-mile river Corridor Trail and 3.5 mile Harris Creek Trail.
The visitors center features exhibits, a wildlife observatory room, two classroom-lab rooms, gift shop, and meeting rooms. Exhibits tell of the geology, flora, and fauna in this remote and protected river corridor. The visitor center is located on US 278 eight miles east of Wickes near where the highway crosses the Cossatot River.
The park is south of Mena. Norther route: Ark. 246 between Vandervoort and Athens. Southern route: US 278 between Wickes and Upmire. Weyerhaeuser roads provide river access.
Address: 1980 Highway 278 West