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For other places with the same name, see River Valley (disambiguation).

River Valley is in northwest Arkansas along the Arkansas river.


Map of River Valley

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Lake Fort Smith State Park Lake Fort Smith State Park on Wikipedia — a 260-acre (110 ha) Arkansas state park with 30 camp sites, 10 cabins, picnic sites, marina with rental boats, a boat ramp, a swimming pool, playground, and an visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop, a patio with an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, and an expansive view of the lake and mountains.


It is the valley area on the southern edge of the Ozarks between the Ouachita mountains to the south and the Boston and Ozark Mountain to the north. There are rich soils along the Arkansas river and this helps to make the region Wine Country of Arkansas. The Tri-Peaks area is in the River Valley region and includes Petit Jean Mountain, Mt. Nebo and the highest peak in Arkansas Mt. Magazine at 2753 feet. You will find hiking, canoeing, fishing, scenic driving and back country driving trails.

Get in[edit]

The Arkansas River Valley extends along Interstate 40. Fort Smith also has a regional airport, with connections to Atlanta and Dallas.

Get around[edit]

The best way is by car driving along Interstate 40 and then turning off the Interstate on the two-lane highways and county roads to explore.


  • Scenic 7 Byway.
  • Mount Magazine Scenic Byway (Arkansas 309).
  • Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway, (Arkansas 21). From Clarksville north through the Boston Mountains and the Ozarks to Eureka Springs.
  • Lake Dardanelle.


  • Annual Hang Gliding Festival At Mount Nebo, late August. +1 479 229-3650 Hang gliders gather from around the country to demonstrate the sport.




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