Exploring Arkansas April 2010
Pedestal Rocks Ice Caverns, Sam's Throne, Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Big Creek Natural Area
The Pedestal Rocks area near Pelsor is scenic as it is-but, if you hike in during the winter after a snowfall- you're rewarded with an extra added attraction-all the ice caverns below the bluffline. Sam's Throne rock formation south of Mount Judea in the Ozark National Forest is a popular destination with rock climbers and hikers alike. Taking the driving tour at Holla Bend National Wildlife Reserve south of Dardanelle, you can see bald and golden eagles snow geese and trumpeter swans. The Big Creek Natural Area east of Wilburn offers a woodlands hike to a crystal clear mountain stream with diverse populations of fish and other aquatic organisms.