Gorgeous Places to Visit Near Harrison, Arkansas

I have recently moved to Harrison, Arkansas, and it is a beautiful place to celebrate retirement. Harrison is situated in the Ozark Mountains, in the northern part of Arkansas. It is just above the Buffalo River, and all of the areas around Harrison are beautiful–in a hilly and pastoral way–but Harrison is also within minutes of some of the most naturally gorgeous, more mountainous places in the United States.

Harrison is just above the Buffalo River. I have traveled toward the Buffalo on several highways. Ponca

“The Buffalo National River begins as a trickle in the Boston Mountains, where it flows north and then eastward through the Ozark Mountains until it merges 150 miles later with the White River at Buffalo City.

“The upper Buffalo, where Ponca is located, offers the river’s—and Arkansas’—finest scenic beauty. With its massive towering bluffs, countless waterfalls, watchable wildlife, ties to both historic and prehistoric cultures, and remote unspoiled location, the upper Buffalo River wilderness is surely mid-America’s finest outdoor destination.

“In fact, the entire river is such a special place that in 1972, Congress designated it as America’s first national river. This unique status protects the Buffalo from commercial or residential development, along with other destructive operations such as damming and gravel mining, thus preserving its scenic beauty and natural wild state forever.”

Lake Harrison is actually a damned segment of Crooked Creek, which stems from the White River. The segments of the White River around Yellville, Arkansas, are gorgeous, and Harrison is 45 miles farther north and west.


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