How To Plan the Perfect Weekend at Mount Nebo State Park

Mount Nebo State Park is full of natural beauty with landscapes and wildlife to admire. So, if you’re looking for a fun outdoor weekend, this Arkansas State Park is just what you’ve been searching for.  

With its proximity to a few major cities such as Little Rock, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Memphis, it’s a perfect escape for an outdoor weekend. 

Travel Guide to Mount Nebo State Park in Arkansas

– Check in to the campsite (or your cabins) – Set up camp – Drive around the park to get acquainted with where Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, and some of the trailheads are (image of map below)

Day 1:

– Have a camp dinner – Drive to the Sunset Point Overlook to enjoy the views and take photos along the rocky bluff

Self-Guided Tours

– Wake up early, catch the sunrise at Sunrise Point – Have camp breakfast – Head towards the Visitor Center to hike to Nebo Springs along the Rim Trail and Nebo Steps Trail (more on hiking below)

Day 2:

– Hike to Nebo Springs; or, mountain bike one of the trails along the Monument Trail System – Come back to camp to refill your water bottles, snacks, or have lunch – Head back out to hike to the Gum Springs and see the waterfall

Self-Guided Tours

– After hiking, head to the Visitor Center for ice cream and to enjoy the views of Lake Dardanelle and watch for deer – Back to camp – enjoy the evening at camp (there is also a pool)

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