Built in 1949, the picturesque yellow bridge crosses the White River at the Town of Beaver on Highway 187. This historic crossing was first recorded in 1847 and was crossed by General Sterling Price following the Battle of Pea Ridge during the Civil War in 1862. It has appeared in the movie Elizabethtown and the TV mini-series The Blue and the Grey. The wooden plank bridge accommodates only one lane of traffic and is the last remaining suspension bridge of its kind in Arkansas. Located on Highway 187.
Built in 1963 on the White River, Beaver Dam was one of the first reservoirs in the country to provide for municipal and industrial water. Beaver Lake is home to 12 recreational parks and is recognized nationally as a fishing destination. The “Queen of the White River Lakes” is two miles wide and seventy-three miles long stretching from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville with more than 400 miles of shoreline.
Bald Eagles make Beaver Lake their home. The Van Winkle arm of Beaver, an undeveloped area of the lake, has one of the largest concentrations of Bald Eagle. Eagle Watch Tours from Hobbs State Park offer a chance to see the icon of American freedom in its natural habitat. Located on Highway 187.