Arkansas Gem: Autumn in Arkansas – Fall Foliage

Autumn in Arkansas is something for everyone to experience.  The state is cut into three viewing sections with Area One covering the Ozark Mountain region, Area Two covering the Ouchitas and Arkansas River Valley, and Area Three covering the Delta (east) and Gulf Coastal Plain (south).

Fall foliage is a beautiful site in Arkansas, with many scenic byways that can be traveled with a variety of different viewing areas.  Peak viewing times begin in late September through early October and continues until mid November in the south part of the state.

Arkansas has two and a half million acres of national forests. Viewing routes vary across the state. Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway and the Great River Road National Scenic Byway are the first and second national byways located in Eastern Arkansas.  Fall foliage can be viewing in Western Arkansas on the Scenic 7 Byway as well as Mount Magazine Scenic Byway/Ark. 309.

All routes and peak time listings can be found on the Fall Color Locations portion of the website, located here.