These links were found through Internet search. I would love to have some first-hand recommendations. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.
Arkansas Experimental Forests: The Koen The Koen features a handicapped accessible nature trail established in collaboration with several local civic organizations. There is a YouTube video of the trail at this site.
Koen Interpretive Trail – Buffalo River The link goes to a blog called “Exploring Northwest Arkansas” by btoellner. It contains a description and photographs of this trail.
Ouachita National Forest Lake Sylvia Brochure phone 501-321-5202 Call first to be sure the area is open.
Trees of the Forest 0.4 miles “The Trees of the Forest interpretive trail is an accessible trail for the physically disabled visitors. Each interpretive sign features information on the variety of tree species found in the area. Each sign also offers the text in Braille format.”
Accessibility Brochure and chart published by the Arkansas State Parks, shows accessible features in each of the state parks. “100% disabled” persons receive half off camping fees in Arkansas State Parks. You need written proof of disability.
In the Louisiana Purchase State Park, there is a 950-foot boardwalk that “leads to the beginning point from which the Louisiana Purchase was surveyed. The headwater cypress swamp is interpreted by signs and wayside exhibits along the boardwalk. This scenic walk is accessible to wheelchairs and is an excellent area for photographing scenery and wildlife. No other facilities are located at this park, except pit toilets.”
The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith. On this Website sponsored by the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission, it says, “The nature center is designed to be as accessible as possible. The Wells Lake Trail (0.7 miles long) and the Beaver Creek Trail (0.3 miles) meet all Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The trail hub for these areas is accessible from either the nature center or the parking area. “
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair accessible trails in Arkansas.