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Old 08-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Arkansas, hwy 412 Springdale, Mt. Home?

Leaving central Texas Sept 21, heading to Muskogee OK, then on to Arkansas. What kind of road is AR 412? Should be getting on around Springdale and stopping around Mountain Home. Thinking of staying part of the trip at Cotter, AR. At Denton Ferry RV park. Anyone been there? Also hoping the heat of summer will be going and not have to stay inside all the time blasting the air conditioners. Wanting to visit the old town in Mt. Home and see some history of area. Have about two weeks total for trip. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Been on it a few times. It is narrow, curvy, winding, hilly and tricky. Few places to pull over and allow traffic to pass. If I were in a 42 footer, I'd find another way. A 30 footer should be okay. Just stay alert.

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At Springdale Arkansas if you are that part of the state check out Eureka Spring it's a little up north. Worth the stop' roads 412 an 62 good roads but some hard pulls. I ran 412 an 62 in a semi for years
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I am pretty much under powered and run slow in the upgrades. Are there truck lanes on the upgrades on 412 or 62? And what would I need to see or do in Eureka Springs?

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Eureka Springs is cute! Nice shops, massages, bathhouse , etc. look for the frog shop if you go. Pretty scenery also.
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Eureka Springs is cute! Nice shops, massages, bathhouse , etc. look for the frog shop if you go. Pretty scenery also.

Ummm, frogs. Sounds delicious.

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If you're headed up into AR from TX the road up I-540 is very beautiful. It's only about 70 miles from I-40 and Forth Smith up to Springdale but the scenery is very beautiful. We live in Lowell just off I-540 north of the Springdale exits and travel I-540 a lot. North of Rogers is where you get off to head to Beaver Dam park and then on to Eureka Springs. I highly recommend beaver Dam park. It is a Core park and if you have the Golden Age Passport you can stay for about $10 a night. We love the last sight at the end of the road. It is very secluded and you have access to the tail waters down a short path behind your camper. You'll have Electricity and water but no sewer until you leave the park then you can dump. But they have very nice showers and that's what we use when we stay there. They are heated and they stay open all winter. If you trout fish below the Dam is very nice. This year as well as some in the past is not to great. We've had so much rain that they can't let water out of the Dam systems down river so all the tail waters are backed up. You can boat fish in the tail waters but wading is probably out at least until they start letting water out down river. Maybe by 9/21 wading will be possible.

To get to the Dam you take route 62 out of Gateway, AR. It is a very windy road but very easy to travel. I've been over it dozens of times with our DS (34') with no problems. Believe me if you stop at the Dam sights you will not be sorry. The sights are wooded and not to close together. You will see a lot of deer and hear turkey and probably see a few eagles. Just before you get to the turn-off for the campground you will see a store called the Dam Store on your left. Stop and talk to the folks in there. They are helpful and very friendly. They will have what ever you might need. If you've got a TOAD you could stay at the Dam sights and visit Eureka Springs. It's only about 15 miles East on 62 from the campground.

Enjoy, Let me know how the trip works. We are just getting our new Winnebago about ready for some trips. We may be in the area.

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We are leaving Monday and heading down to Bull Shoals White River State Park for a week. Bull Shoals White River State Park in the Arkansas Ozarks - Arkansas State Parks

Always good trout fishing and a beautiful campground on the White River. Will pop over to nearby Gaston's for an awesome meal in a cool restaurant overlooking the river. Gaston's White River Resort in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas - America's #1 Trout Fishing Resort 870-431-5202
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I live in Muskogee and have driven my MH on 412 to Springdale several times. Great road with a few hills but certainly doable. I love AR and Eureka Sps but haven't driven that stretch in yrs so can't help there.
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Plan is to go thru Dallas and then on up 69 to Muskogee Ok. Spendng a couple of days visiting kin in Tahlequah Ok. Wanting to park MH for the time visiting Tahlequah, thinking about Ten Killer lake and Cherokee Landing SP. Then going into Arkansas and most of our time will be around Flippin, Cotter on the White river. Most likely staying at Denton Ferry park out of Cotter. Wife's brother has some land right on the White river and we will be checking to see if we can spend some time there dry camping. Depends on weather and wife.

Interesting ideas from TeJay about Beaver Dam COE. We were wanting to visit Eureka Springs and maybe Branson Mo on this trip and might delay the Flippin part of trip and do a day or two around Eureka Springs and Branson. We will have 7 or 8 days in Arkansas so we are still open to new ideas.

Thanks so much for the input. Really looking forward to this trip with wife and 16 paws.

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Eureka Springs is a neat place ! Called Little Switzerland (sp?) Been there many times. Can't say as I'd want to drive our MH around town much though.. Narrow winding streets.. Once you go east of Rogers on 412 or 62,,, don't get in a hurry,, no biggy, just take your time. From Springdale to Huntsville, on 412, it's 4 lane. Once you get back on the 2 lane, take your time. A few down hill runs with sharp corners at the bottom. We live in Rogers, and I drive a truck over that way from time to time. Branson of course is very pretty. We've only been there once, so can't help much there. Lots to do,, shows,shops, lakes, etc... Hwy 65 is 4 lane from Harrison to Springfield, a few long hills, again, take your time, don't get the brakes hot... Hope you have a great time !!
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