Although the name of the park stems from the French trading post near the banks of the Mississippi River, Native Americans, most recently the Quapaw, inhabited the area for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. Visitors can learn about the historic nature of the park and of the many stories, ranging from expedition of Hernando de Soto to the Battle of Arkansas Post in the Civil War.
Visitors will find that history and nature mix well in this park. Visitors can stroll the nature trails and try to steal a glimpse of one of the American Alligators or the endangered Traill's flycatcher.
Whether you are a history buff, or are looking for a casual stroll through nature, this park has many opportunities.
— Alissa McMahon