I have showed some photos of past travels in some of the national parks in the US. Today I want to post a few pics of Calico Rock, AR about 45 minutes away from our house. We live in a part of the Ozarks that is a vacation destination all by itself and we take advantage of that constantly.
If we have a houseguest, we always drive them to Calico Rock, Blanchard Springs, Gunner Pool, all within 45 minutes. Blanchard Springs and Gunner pool are part of the Ozark National Forest.
Calico Rock has a ghost town right next door. Actually it is old Calico Rock that was just left to rot away. There is still a Calico Rock Main Street with stores, mostly for tourists, but a small population keeps Calico Rock going.
Broken bridge. How would you like scootering over that?
Gunners pool, part of the Ozark National Forest is a must see for anyone. It’s tough on a scooterer, but some of it is doable. Regardless, it is worth the trip, even if some of it has to be seen through a car window.
We have no idea why so many butterflies decided to visit this spot all at the same time. But we did get a photo of some of them.
A visit to the Natural State has to include seeing the old town of Calico Rock and the recreational areas of Ozark National Forest.