Forrest City, Arkansas Campgrounds and RV Parks

  1. Village Creek State Park
  2. Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area
  3. Delta Heritage Trail State Park
  4. Memphis KOA
  5. Tom Sawyer's RV Park
  6. Lake Poinsett State Park
  7. Memphis-Graceland RV Park & Campground
  8. Memphis Jellystone RV Park
  9. EZ Daze RV Park
  10. Southaven RV Park
  11. Freppon RV Park
  12. White River National Wildlife Refuge
  13. Barnes RV Park
  14. Memphis South RV Park and Campground
  15. Jacksonport State Park
  16. Craighead Forest Park
  17. Agricenter International
  18. Lake Frierson State Park
  19. John W. Kyle State Park Campground
  20. Speedway RV Park

Forrest City, Arkansas

Forrest City is located on Crowley's Ridge, in the midst of the Mississippi Delta. The ridge rises from 77 m. (250 ft.) to 170 m. (550 ft.) and is mainly composed of alluvial sediment called loess. The original theory for its creation suggests that it was an island altered by changing river courses. However, more recent uplifts in the ridge suggest a different history and its formation could be attributed to seismic activity from the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

Following the end of the Civil War, in 1866, General Nathan Bedford Forrest contracted with C.C. McCreanor to finish the railway between Memphis, TN and Little Rock, AR. Forrest's association with the area resulted in its name. Along with the railroad, he built a commissary. Possibly due to his personal magnetism and his achievements as a confederate general, the center was called Forrest's Town informally, prior to its incorporation on May 11, 1870.

The rich delta soil grows cotton, soybeans and rice. The rich musical heritage of the Arkansas Delta has given rise to many genres—ragtime, hokum, Delta blues, jump blues and blues-rock, to mention a few. Forrest City's population is over 60% African American and this sector's impact on the proliferation of gospel, country, R&B and blues genres has been considerable.

  • birthplace of Sonny Liston, heavyweight champion of the world
  • birthplace of Albert King, blues artist
  • location of a Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex
  • Village Creek State Park
  • Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway
  • Forrest City Country Club
  • St. Francis County Museum

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