Carlton Marion Inn

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Fun Things to Do

Many adventures await you while you're staying at the Carlton Marion Inn. For starters, you can take a free, 40-minute, round-trip ferry ride across Bull Shoals Lake aboard Peel Ferry — the only auto ferry operated in and by the State of Arkansas. Many of our guests also:

• Visit the Old Rush Ghost Town
• Hike the Back-Country Trails at Buffalo Point
• Shop for Antiques
• Take a Trail Ride
• Bowl a Game or Two
• Scuba Dive in Bull Shoals Lake
• Bird Watch

• Canoe the Buffalo National River
• Canoe and Fish for Small Mouth Bass on Crooked Creek
• Canoe, Tube, or Kayak the Buffalo National River
• Tour the Bull Shoals Dam
• Fly Fish for Trout on the White River
• Plan and Take a Day Trip to Surrounding Communities

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Fishing & Hunting Licenses

You'll need either a resident or a non-resident fishing license, as well as a trout stamp if you plan to fish for that species. You can purchase them from local outfitters and bait shops or directly from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission with a credit card by calling (800) 364-4263.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Blanchard Springs is home to one of the largest caverns west of the Mississippi. The park service offers year-round tours of the caverns with a varied schedule for one trip a day in winter months to several in peak summer season.

Mystic Caverns

Located between Jasper and Harrison on Scenic Highway 7, Mystic Caverns is one of the prettiest caverns open for touring. It offers beautiful limestone formations, enhanced with some exciting and colorful local history from times back when prohibition days made it a really popular experience. This experience is hosted by the Rush family.


Hurricane River Cave

Located just off Highway 65N in Searcy County, this beautiful cave is filled with stories of its past. It is a very popular stop-over attraction made famous by its ancient underground riverbed of water-eroded passageways. Heralded as one of the most unique caves of its kind, features include:

• Stalagmites
• Stalactites
• Flowstone
• Soda Straws
• Rimstone Dams
• Cave Popcorn
• Columns
• Moonmilk
• Stalactoflats
• Canopies
• Rare Shields
• Draperies