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Hall’s Creek Canyon dedicated as Natural Area

Donated land conserves area’s natural and cultural heritage

RAVENDEN SPRINGS, AR – Today the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), a division of Arkansas Heritage, dedicated Hall’s Creek Canyon Natural Area (NA) in Randolph County. Thanks to a generous donation by Louis and Sandra Decker, the 33-acre property has been added to the statewide System of Natural Areas.

Located within the Central Plateau of the Ozark Highlands, Hall’s Creek Canyon NA provides direct protection of a portion of Hall Creek, a tributary of Janes Creek. The natural area includes a narrow and deeply-incised, bluff-walled canyon with approximately 260 feet of local relief and a variety of geologic features. Canyons of this sort are especially uncommon in this part of the Ozarks, which is generally less rugged and more gently rolling than other ecoregions to the west and south.

“This site is rich in natural and historical heritage, having been visited since the 1800s by those attracted to its natural springs,” Stacy Hurst, secretary of Parks, Heritage and Tourism said. “We are grateful to Louis and Sandra Decker for their generous gift to the citizens of Arkansas.”


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