Forrest City, Arkansas Campgrounds and RV Parks

  1. Old Davidsonville State Park Campground
  2. Rising Star Campground
  3. Cherokee Park
  4. Cove Creek Recreation Area
  5. Tar Camp
  6. Shiloh Park
  7. The Riverside RV Park
  8. Wolly Hollow State Park
  9. Hill Creek Recreation Area
  10. Burns Park Campground
  11. Devils Fork Recreation Area
  12. Narrows Park
  13. Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA
  14. Little Rock North KOA
  15. Blue Clouds Resort
  16. Trails End RV Park
  17. Mill Creek Recreation Area
  18. Sugar Loaf Park
  19. Cane Creek State Park
  20. Mountain View RV Park and Guest House Motel and Cabins

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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