Arkansas - St. Francis National Forest
The St. Francis National Forest in eastern Arkansas derives its name from the St. Francis River. It was established November 8, 1960, and is one of the smallest national forests, covering 21, 000 acres. Most of the forest is situated on Crowley’s Ridge, some is in the low flatlands along the Mississippi River. The St. Francis is the only place in the National Forest System where the public can experience, from the shoreline, the awesome grandeur of the “Father of Waters,” the mighty Mississippi River.