Exploring Arkansas July 2018
The Long Ridge Middle Bloyd Sandstone formation located in the Ozark National Forest, north of Hurricane Creek Wilderness, is a unique and eerie crevasse area that you'd normally find out West somewhere. Rafting on the nationally designated Wild & Scenic Mulberry River adds a little bit more of an adventure twist versus floating it in a canoe or kayak. The Jacksonville Guitar Center is more than meets the eye - back from the main showroom is one of the most extensive vintage cowboy guitar collections in the country. The Ranch North Woods Preserve is the Nature Conservancy's newest preserve, bordering Pinnacle Mountain State Park in west Little Rock. It features 234 acres of fields, forest, wetlands and 1.7 miles of the Little Maumelle River. What a fisherman experienced on Lake Conway back in 1952, which became known as the "Lake Conway Monster" may very well have been the inspiration for the classic 1954 Hollywood film - "Creature from the Black Lagoon.