The state has several popular land regions, including the Arkansas River Valley, Crowley’s Ridge, Gulf Coastal Plain, Ouachita Mountains, Ozark Plateau, and Mississippi Alluvial Plain.
Agriculture in Arkansas
Agriculture continues to be the top industry for revenue generated in the Natural State. Agriculture is in the state is a $16 billion-dollar industry. There are approximately 49,346 farms in the state, covering 14.5 million acres of Arkansas. The average size farm comprises 331 acres.
Arkansas’s most valuable crop is rice. The state also grows substantial soybean, corn, cotton, wheat, and grain sorghum. Most of the cropland is found in the eastern area of the state.
Arkansas leads the nation in poultry production. The most common poultry in Arkansas is chickens and turkeys. The state has more than 2,400 broiler farms and yields over 5.7 billion pounds each year. The industry is responsible for over $30 billion in total economic activity throughout the state, creating or supporting over 100,000 jobs.
Arkansas accounts for 40 percent of U.S. rice production, making it the number 1 state for this agriculture commodity.
Aquaculture production in Arkansas ranks third nationally. The state leads in the production of baitfish, large-mouth bass for stocker fish, hybrid striped bass fry, and Chinese carp. It is third nationally in catfish production.
Arkansas wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water. The dense vegetation, ample rainfall, and forage make it a wildlife paradise for land animals and freshwater fisheries.
Its primary wildlife includes whitetail deer, turkey, dove, ducks, and hog.
The freshwater ecosystem is home to many fish species, including smallmouth bass, trout, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, perch, and bluegill.
Arkansas has over 2,000 named lakes and reservoirs, making for ample fishing opportunities across the state.
Main Rivers & Largest Lakes
The state’s major rivers include the Arkansas River, Mississippi River, White River, St Francis River, Ouachita River, and Red River.
The largest lake is Lake Ouachita. Other significant lakes include Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Dardanelle, Greers Ferry Lake, Millwood Lake, Beaver Lake, and Norfork Lake.
Arkansas has 53 state parks and seven national parks.
- Arkansas Post
- Buffalo National
- Central High School National Historic Site
- Fort Smith
- Hot Springs
- Pea Ridge National Military Park
- Clinton Birthplace
Lake Ouachita, the largest lake in Arkansas, is located in Garland County, Arkansas, on the Ouachita River. The surface area of this lake is approximately 40,000 acres (62.5 square miles). Other large lakes include Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Dardanelle, which exceed 79,740 surface area acres.
|Nickname||The Natural State|
|Neighboring States||Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma|
|Regions||Arkansas River Valley, Crowley’s Ridge, Gulf Coastal Plain, Ouachita Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Mississippi Alluvial Plain|
|State Flower||Apple Blossom|
|State Bird||Northern Mockingbird|
|Big Game||Deer, Elk, Bear, Alligator|
|Small Game||rabbit, squirrel, quail|
|Freshwater Fish||Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill, and trout|
|Total acreage||33.5 million|
|Average annual rainfall||51 inches|
|Farmland by acreage||13.7 million|
|Woodlands by acreage||18.7 million|
|Primary Crops||Rice Soybeans corn cotton wheat and grain sorghum|
|Main Rivers||Arkansas, Mississippi, White, St. Frances, Ouachita, and Red|
|Largest Lake||Lake Ouachita|
|Other Lakes||Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Dardanelle, Greers Ferry Lake, Millwood Lake, Beaver Lake, Norfork Lake|
|Major Rivers||Mississippi, Arkansas, White|
|Other Tributaries||St. Francis, Red, Ouachita|
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