Louisiana Purchase State Park
Brinkley, AR 72021
State Park: Birding, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk
This National Historic Landmark preserves the initial point from which all surveys of the property acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 initiated. That year, President Thomas Jefferson purchased the vast territory of Louisiana from France for $15 million. The unmapped wilderness of approximately 900,000 square miles doubled the size of the fledgling nation and helped shape the destiny of the United States.