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Discover Harrison

A seamless combination of Midwestern charm, Southern hospitality and the daring of the American frontier, Harrison, Arkansas is a city that has it all.  The town itself has over 12,000 people, a vibrant downtown, and good healthy economy.  Within a short drive you will find picturesque scenery, outdoor recreation (hiking, canoeing, fishing, etc.), and  all sorts of other activities all within half an hour or less.  To our north is Branson, Missouri with it's entertainment, shopping, and dining.  To our south is the Buffalo National River which is America's premier undammed river which offers unparalleled floating and beauty.  To our west is Northwest Arkansas which is home to Wal-Mart and the University of Arkansas.  To our east is the White River which offers some of the best trout fishing in America.

 

               View of Lake Harrison           

Natural Geography

Harrison is considered the heart of the Ozarks.  Here you can find a wide range of geography - lakes, rivers, streams, canyons, undulating prairies, etc.  The Buffalo River, which is only 15 minutes from town, is our nation's only national river.  Crooked Creek flows through downtown Harrison.  Bull Shoals Lake and Tablerock Lake are within 30 minutes.

Outdoor Recreation

Fishing, Water Sports, and Canoeing - Five major lakes, Bull Shoals, Norfork, Table Rock, Beaver and Taneycomo, are all within an hour's drive from Harrison and offer bass, pike, trout and other game fishing; sailing, skiing and diving in their clear mountain waters. The White River offers world-famous trout fishing and the Buffalo River is renowned for its beautiful scenery, fabulous canoeing and smallmouth bass. Crooked Creek runs through downtown Harrison, culminating in Lake Harrison, and is also known for its smallmouth bass fishing. A lighted river walk makes Lake Harrison a great feature for family activities.


Caves - Below the rolling hills, lush valleys, and clear-running streams of the Arkansas Ozarks is an often dazzling underworld - the limestone caves of the Ozarks. Of the nearly 2,000 documented caves in North Arkansas, eight are privately-owned, commercial tour caves open to the public.  At Hurricane River Cave, located on U.S. Hwy. 65 at Pindall, a one-fourth-mile walkway winds along an underground river bed. A 45-foot-tall waterfall graces the entrance. Mystic Caverns, eight miles south of Harrison on Scenic 7 National Byway, features two caves separated by 60 feet of rock. Open for tours since the 1920's, the popular attraction boasts large rooms overflowing with formations.

Hiking - Hiking trails abound along the Buffalo National River and throughout the Ozark National Forest, both of which are just south of Harrison. Baker Prairie, preserved by the Nature Conservancy and the Arkansas Heritage Commission, is 70 acres of grasses and natural wildflowers that may be viewed on foot.


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