Want to know the latest about Arkansas’s fall color? Or attractions to visit for the best viewing? You’ll find all this information – and more – on Arkansas.com. You can also receive updates via email at www.bit.ly/arfallcolor.
Updated fall color reports are sent to email subscribers and posted to the Fall Attractions page each Thursday. Using social media, the department browses hundreds of visitors’ photos each day and hand-selects the most stunning shots to be displayed on the site. This information is then summarized into the report that is posted each week. The gallery on the site is updated throughout the week.
Want your pictures featured in our fall color gallery? Simply use #ArkansasFall when you post to Instagram or Twitter – and don’t forget to tag or mention your location!
In addition to the leaf report, you’ll find information on various scenic drives across the state, popular fall color destinations and travel deals and packages to help in planning your trip.
Some of the state’s more popular scenic drives are nationally designated routes. These include the Talimena National Scenic Byway, which traverses the top of Rich Mountain in western Arkansas; Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway and the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, both which cut through the colorful hardwoods of the St. Francis National Forest in eastern Arkansas. There are also US Forest Service Scenic Byways with impressive natural vistas. Five of these are in the Ozark National Forest: Mount Magazine (Arkansas 309 from Paris across Mount Magazine to Havana), “Pig Trail” (Arkansas 23 north of Ozark to its junction with Arkansas 16), Ozark Highlands (Arkansas 21 north out of Clarksville to the Buffalo National River), Highway 7 (Arkansas 7 from El Dorado north through the Ozark National Forest into Harrison), and Sylamore (Arkansas 5 and 14 from Calico Rock and Allison, which provides a peaceful and beautiful approach to Blanchard Springs Caverns).
Other Arkansas scenic byways include: the I-530 State Scenic Byway, which roughly follows Bayou Bartholomew (the longest bayou in the world) around the cities of White Hall and Pine Bluff; the West-Northwest Scenic Byway, a 261-mile interconnected route that stretches through both the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests; and the Boston Mountain Loop, offering two very different options to travel from Alma to Fayetteville in the northwest corner of the state.