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Parkin Archeological State Park

60 Highway 184n

Parkin Archeological State Park in eastern Arkansas at Parkin preserves and interprets the Parkin site on the St. Francis River where a 17-acre Mississippi Period, American Indian village was located from A.D. 1000 to 1600. A large platform mound on the river bank remains. The site is important for understanding the history and prehistory of northeast Arkansas. There were once many archeological sites similar to Parkin throughout this region, but they did not survive as eastern Arkansas was settled.

Many scholars believe the Parkin site is the American Indian village of Casqui visited by the expedition of Hernando de Soto in 1541, and written about in his chronicles.


Jerry Hodge

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Found out the visitor center is not open on Mondays. There was a person working at the center who came out and gave us some literature about the park and we were still able to walk around the park on a self guided tour. It was a cool experience in spite of the mosquitoes.

Sarah Heying

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Awesome staff, very personable, helpful, and knowledgeable! The visitor center is full of interesting displays. Make sure to watch the short video about the site before going outdoors. Well worth the trip, nice walk around the site.

Lee Bates

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Lots to see not alot to do

Angelia Burdell

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Wonderful place to visit and learn about Arkansas history.

Olivia Contreras

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Beautiful place, inside and out! Knowledgeable park staff! Impressive collection of information and artifacts! My daughter loved it and it held her attention for hours! We will definitely be making another trip!

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