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Poison Spring State Park

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Address: Highway 76, Camden, AR

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Quiet, peaceful place in forest

Do not expect amenities, this is the forest. Nice asphalted parking area, picnic tables. Most importantly the plaques recognizes and remembers the many lives lost from a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lavonne J
Camden, Arkansas
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Camden, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not expect amenities, this is the forest. Nice asphalted parking area, picnic tables. Most importantly the plaques recognizes and remembers the many lives lost from a horrible battle during the Civil War in April 1864. The trail through the forest is great exercise, nothing strenuous, which follows a stream from a natural spring and brings you back to the... More 

Thank Lavonne J
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting history of an extended skirmish during the Civil War. Little more than a plaque and a parking space. In fact 6 plaques, about a dozen spaces and a picnic table or two. I was going to take a pic but couldn't find anything to snap. Don't travel too far to visit.

Thank Dan C
Camden, Arkansas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We like to go for walks along the path at Poison Springs. The last time we were there they were doing a reenactment, but we just missed it😕 One of the reenactors let me take some pictures of him, though! It was great! There are stairways and inclines along the path, so it may not be good for very young... More 

Thank 2Hisglory
Camden, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one place rich with our history yet quiet for just a you or a just you and another friend or pet on the short trail its a nice to come to for the Civil War reenactments in the spring.

Appleton, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Not even the location of the battle. A few signs telling about the battle. A few picnic tables, nothing else. This was a battle of the Red River campaign. Doesn't it deserve at least a sign at the battlesite?

1 Thank Kevin J
Brooklyn, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

A quiet wooded area with picnic tables and interpretive signage about the Civil War battle that claimed 300 supply wagons of the Union army plus the k death of 100's of men North and South.

1 Thank Ron A
Camden, Arkansas
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I have been coming to this state park since i can remember and still find new things on the trail. Great place to get out and enjoy nature and do a little grilling

2 Thank Wactorgirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Nothing to do here but look at a small civil war display and walk through the woods. Overall it's a nice clean park, but we usually just stop here as 'one last thing to do' before driving home from White Oak Lake

2 Thank Kristi H
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We stopped at Poison Springs on our Civil War 150th trip. We spent 30 minutes reading the markers, enjoying the cool weather, and the lack of crowd. There was a short nature trail and a great place for a picnic if you're here around lunch.

2 Thank ahmonroe5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a small place that is historically significant. It is interesting especially for history buffs or those interested in folliage, trees, outdoorsy stuff. Takes 10 minutes to visit and enjoy. Just a short drive and looksy trip.

1 Thank 1scrappyRN

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