Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Battle of Poison Spring, Arkansas - Part Eight

This is the final part in our series on the Battle of Poison Spring, Arkansas.
A small portion of the battlefield is preserved today as the Poison Spring State Park. Located about ten miles west of Camden, Arkansas, the park features an interpretive display, monument, nature trail and picnic area set in the beautiful countryside of southern Arkansas.
Although the surrounding battlefield is not developed at this time, it is preserved by the state and artifact hunting is prohibited.
The interpretive panels (seen here) provide visitors with a good overview of the battle and provide a good orientation of the setting. The nature trail also carries visitors down into the steep ravine created by Poison Spring and Poison Spring Branch and is quite beautiful.
If you would like to learn more about the Battle of Poison Spring, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/poisonspring.

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