Louisiana Purchase State Park, Monroe County

The Louisiana Purchase State Park can be found on Arkansas Highway 362 near Brinkley, Arkansas.  I say near, because its actually way in the country, but its a nice trip through the Delta.

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An elevated boardwalk carries you deep into the woods and a swampy area.  It is a little dark and you hear the sounds of all types of birds, frogs, and other animals.  I strongly suggest you carry mosquito repellant because they are definitely out in the summer.

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As you walk along the boardwalk, there are exhibits discussing the lowlands, native plants, and animals.

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The park preserves the initial point from which all surveys acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 originated. Signs along the walkway discuss the Purchase and a granite monument stands at the survey’s starting point.  It was actually placed here in the 1920s.

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If you go in the summer, take water because it does get hot.  Again, don’t forget the insect repellant as well.

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