Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature CenterMap

Get Directions to the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

Hours of Operation

Open Year Round

8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916

Hours

Monday
Closed

Tuesday-Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Sunday
1 - 5 p.m.


The nature center will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Directions

From I-40 take the Fort Smith/Van Buren exit (Exit 7) onto I-540. Go south 11 miles to Zero Street (Exit 11); turn left onto Zero Street. Travel about 3-1/2 to 4 miles and turn right on Massard. Follow Massard for nearly 2 miles and you'll see Wells Lake Rd on the left. Turn left, and the Nature Center is just ahead.

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From I-40 take the Fort Smith/Van Buren exit (Exit 7) onto I-540. Take the Springhill/Chaffee exit (Exit 3). Turn south on Ark. Hwy 59. Travel 8-10 miles south, until Hwy. 59 ends at Ark. Hwy. 22. Take a right on Ark. Hwy. 22, (From here you can follow the signs to the nature center). Take a left on Hwy 253 at the light, and follow it about a mile to Veterans Blvd. Turn left on Veterans Blvd and take an immediate right on Fort St. Fort St. turns into Wells Lake Rd, and follow it about 3 miles and you'll see the Nature Center and Wells Lake are on the right.

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