Parkin Archeological State Park

60 SR 184N
Parkin, AR 72373- Map It
Phone: (870) 755-2500

AAA Editor Notes

Parkin Archeological State Park is n. at jct. US 64 and SR 184 to 60 SR 184N. Archeological excavations conducted in the 1960s and 1990s indicate that this 17-acre farming village was occupied 1200-1600 A.D. during the Mississippi Period. Many scholars believe it was the Casqui Indian village visited by Hernando de Soto in the summer of 1541 and recorded in his journals. A large ceremonial mound has been preserved along the St. Francis River. A 12-minute DVD presentation is offered. A museum contains artifacts collected at the site and from related sites. Guided and self-guiding tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
Park free. Guided tour $3.50; $2.50 (ages 6-12); $12 (family). Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. and Mon. holidays 8-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.