Crowley's Ridge Parkway

The Delta Cultural Center
The Delta Cultural Center

Crowley's Ridge Parkway is a 212-mile route following Crowley's Ridge, a geological anomaly running north-south in northeastern Arkansas and the bootheel of Missouri. More than 95% of the route is in Arkansas.

The Arkansas section became a designated state scenic byway in 1997, then became a National Scenic Byway in 1998. The Missouri section byway designation was in 2000.

In both states the route of the Parkway follows federal, state, county and municipal roads and streets, seemingly at random. The only indicators that a driver may be on the right route are the National Scenic Byway signs along the way.

A few miles of the Parkway route are shared with the Great River Road National Scenic Byway and the Arkansas Delta Byways group oversees both within the Arkansas state lines.

Attractions along Crowley's Ridge Parkway

  • Arkansas State University Museum
  • Bootheel Youth Museum
  • Campbell Historic District
  • Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park
  • Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
  • Crowley's Ridge State Park
  • Delta Cultural Center
  • Gunnels Hill Civil War Cemetery
  • Hemingway-Pfeifer Museum
  • Hopkins School Interpretive Site
  • Jim Morris State Park
  • Lake Frierson State Park
  • Lake Poinsett State Park
  • Malden Historical Museum
  • Park in Archaeological State Park
  • St. Francis National Forest
  • Village Creek State Park
    Mariana Town Square
    Marianna Town Square
    Map of the Arkansas section of Crowley's Ridge Parkway
    Map of the Missouri section of Crowley's Ridge Parkway
    Map of Crowley's Ridge Parkway in Missouri
    Photos are in the public domain, courtesy of Arkansas Delta Byways
    Maps courtesy of the FHWA