Imagine your retirement setting: perhaps you are thinking of resting in a lavish house with an equally lavish view: lush landscapes, cliff edges, woodsy environments, and an overall tranquil atmosphere. Best believe everything you will need in a perfect retirement setting; Arkansas has got it. Be sure to check out these amazing facts about Arkansas.
Revel into the beauty of Arkansas in this virtual tour. In this article, we will tour you to the most Instagram-worthy places in Arkansas. Whether you are a professional photographer who is looking for an interesting setting or a hobbyist who simply wants to capture the best views the state has to offer, this guide will hand the best spots in Arkansas on a golden platter! Therefore, make sure to scroll further.
Buffalo National River
Nestled in northern Arkansas, the 135-mile Buffalo River under the management of the National Park Service includes a lush landscape that your eyes and lens will surely fall in love with. Rock formations, waterfalls, and wildlife can be captured in this place. You can explore more of its wonders by going to the park. It has several trails that can be hiked, and you can go boating on the river as well!
Hot Springs National Park
If you are looking for a place that exudes a historic and aesthetic appeal, then the Hot Springs National Park is the best destination to be. No wonder why it is deemed as one of the top attractions in Arkansas—the Bathhouse Row will offer a lot of picturesque infrastructures that seem to pull you back in the late 80’s. Verdant mountains also surround the state park, which offers an exciting subject for your lens.
Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag)
This destination is ideal if you are an outdoor junkie at the same time. If you want a spine-chilling challenge, then hike atop Whitaker Point. It offers a view of the rolling hills and craggy rock, wherein you can sit, stand, or even jump! Release the daredevil inside you!
The landscape is best shot in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, just around the Ozark National Forest. You can also take a three-mile round trip hike from the park’s parking area on Cave Mountain Road. The green mountains, which turn colorful during the autumn, will surely make amazing photographs.
Petit Jean State Park and Cedar Falls
Fall in love with Cedar Falls located inside Petit Jean State Park! This park is one for the laid-backs—revel in a relaxing escapade around the park. Also, get to take a snap of the wonderful Cedar falls, a 100-foot waterfall that is deemed one of the best waterfalls in the entire state. You can take a 2-mile round trip hike to reach the waterfall. It can be tiring at first, but it will be worth it in the end!
Little Missouri Falls
Located in Ouachita National Forest, Little Missouri Falls is a place you would not want to miss if you like great landscapes. The best thing? It is only a quarter-mile hike to reach the amazing view! The cascading waterfall is the best subject to practice your long-exposure photography techniques.
Mount Magazine State Park
This popular state park offers one of the most picturesque views of the state. It stands 2,753 feet in elevation, making it the highest point in Arkansas. There are several hiking trails which lead to the mountain’s most famous peak, which is the Signal Hill. Bring with you your wide-angle lens to practice your landscape photography techniques.
Devil’s Den State Park
Nestled in the mountains of Del Rio is the Devil’s Den State Park. This destination is nearby Ozark Mountain. Numerous stone and wood structures that were built in the early 90’s can be found here. They were masterpieces of the Civilian Conservation Corps. And set against Lake Creek Valley, there are a lot of interesting subjects to take photos of around the park—rock formations, waterfalls, and even the orange leaves during autumn.
Lake Ouachita State Park
Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in Arkansas, encompassing more than 40,000 acres of water. The state park is a great place to go boating, fishing, and taking great photos! We highly recommend taking snaps during sunset for that wallpaper-worthy photos. And after a day of taking great photos, rest in the campgrounds and take more snaps!
Arkansas Air Museum
If you want to explore the indoor wonders of the state, you may do so inside the Arkansas Air Museum. Biplanes, racing planes, and information about the history of military and civilian aviation awaits you in this place. Be informed and take amazing photos at the same time!
You will also spot a tribute to one of the most famous American female pilots, Louise McPhetridge and a lot of vintage planes!
These are just some of the many amazing snap-worthy places in Arkansas! Make sure to visit one of these places because it’s going to be worth it!