Last night while watching TV there was a quick 15 second promo for Arkansas State Parks. During the promo there was a flash picture of someone on a zip line. This morning I did a Google search on ‘Arkansas State Parks zip line’. Got several hits on a place that is not affiliated with the state parks but is near one. We called to inquire and were able to get a reservation for early afternoon. So, we altered our plan for the day and headed east instead of south. Two and a half hour drive on picturesque Ozark back roads and highway brought us to a small city. Got space in nice RV park and hooked up the carbus to utilities. Drove the car south on another nice Ozark back road for 25 miles to Ponca, AR. town is so big you would have to sneeze twice to miss it. Got driving instructions from tour office and drove six miles to tour location deep in the Ozark hills.
This was a first for us. We had heard of zip line tours in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico before but not in U.S.
It was fun. Guides were great. Helpful and informative. Our group had people from Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. We all had a great afternoon.
All geared up
Hand dug well and digging tools found when setting up Canopy Tour course. At one time there were 14000 people living in the area (mining, etc.) now there are 400.
One of six zip lines we traveled.
Taking off backwards on this line.
Early Fall in the Ozarks.
Zip line ride from the zippee perspective