by Shannon Cay
JASPER, Ark. – The 55th Annual Spring Color Tour in Jasper, Arkansas is being held next Friday, April 15.
A release from the Ozark National Forest says participants will travel by bus through the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests and the Buffalo National River. Stops to enjoy the vivid colors of an Ozark Mountain COunty spring will be made along the way, according to the park’s spokesperson Ellen McWhirter. There will also be a lunch stop at the Ponca Elk Center.
The tour will leave the Newton County Courthouse in Jasper at 9 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. She says folks should bring a lunch, a jacket, comfortable shoes, and a camera.
McWhirter says the Annual Spring Color Tour is dedicated to the memory of Margaret Phillips and Ray Crouse for their contribution to the tour.
For more information please contact the Big Piney Ranger District at 479-284-3150 or the Hillary Jones Wildlife Museum at 870-446-5122.