Pivot Rock Park

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Pivot Rock Park

Eureka Springs Outdoor Recreation

Come Experience the Beauty of The Ozarks and the Historic Pivot Rock Landmark in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Pivot Rock Park is a 99 acre privately owned historical landmark, and does its best to preserve the natural beauty and wildlife of our little piece of Arkansas. We appreciate your visit and contribution to keep Pivot Rock Park a magical place to visit year after year!

Historic Pivot Rock at Pivot Rock Park, Eureka Springs

Welcome to Pivot Rock Park

The History

Centuries ago, the seas crashed through what is now Arkansas, carving out very unusual rock formations for this part of the country. Fast forward to 1885, around the time of Eureka Springs’ founding, Pivot Rock was discovered by settlers and was a must-see natural wonder from folks near and far!

Not long before its discovery, legend is Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang hid in the caves on this land. Less than a few years after the gang disbanded, settlers began flocking by the carriage load to Eureka Springs for the healing waters, beautiful sights, and natural attractions.

Corn Cob Jelly helped Pivot Rock cement its popularity in the 1920s, bringing in hundreds of people from the tri-state area for this homemade jarred delicacy, and to see the rock formations!

(Look for Corn Cob Jelly in the Pivot Rock shop soon!)

Also a favorite curiosity of Robert Ripley in the 30’s and 40’s, Pivot Rock has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not 5 times, the latest being in 2021!

Our Services

Locally made Jewelry at Pivot Rock Park Gift Shot

Gift Shop

Many gifts and souvenirs are available in our Gift Shop and we are constantly looking for more to add to our collection

Pivot Rock Park Paved Hiking


Beautiful half-mile long nature hiking trail that will loop you around on 600 feet of paved sidewalk

Pivot Rock Park Camping


Tent camping sites are currently being created and cleared

Pivot Rock Park Information


Our experienced and local staff can provide you with information, not only about Pivot Rock, but also Eureka Springs

Take A Short Hike

Pivot Rock is found half way down a beautiful half-mile long nature trail that will loop you around on 600 feet of paved sidewalk, up shallow limestone stairs, and a not-too-rough river-rock trail all through the peaceful scenery of the Ozark Mountains.

What Our Visitors Say

Based on 235 reviews
Damon Henke
Damon Henke
May 26, 2023
Lush Green Forest… a perfect example of the beauty of the Ozarks! Affordable primitive camping!… camping Includes full access to the park and shower access!
Adam N-A
Adam N-A
May 17, 2023
Cool views, but a very short walk for the price it asks
Nicole Hood
Nicole Hood
May 15, 2023
What a cool place to explore! Located a couple miles on a windy drive off the highway. It's $8 an adult, $3 a kid to walk the grounds and trails. They have a small shop, public restrooms, free walking sticks to use and it's an easy paved hike (steep on part but has railings) to see the natural bridges and pivot rock. The trail is about a 1/2 mile loop but you can take an extended path for a few extra minutes to see more rock stacks. 100% recommend if you are out near Eureka Springs!
pale bail
pale bail
April 28, 2023
Such a cool spot to take in the natural beauty of the state!
Alexis Phinney
Alexis Phinney
November 15, 2022
Beautiful location! Nice views! Def worth it!
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
November 10, 2022

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Location & Contact Information


2281 Pivot Rock Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632


(479) 335-1553

Business hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

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