This Riverfront Restaurant Is One Of Arkansas’s Best Hidden Gems

Artful harmony with nature rules this restaurant nestled within the Ozark Mountains.

Trying a local dish is one of the most direct—and most delicious—ways to interact with a new place. This wildly popular dining venue nestled within the Ozark National Forest offers warmth and a sense of human connection combined with a plethora of outdoor fun to refresh your spirit with adventure.

The variety of Arkansas river rafting adventures is remarkable, ranging from matchless trout fishing trips and rugged whitewater rafting to peaceful float trips.

As one of the premiere whitewater destinations in Arkansas, the Mulberry River begins in the upper Ozarks near the mountain community of Fallsville. It descends through 60 miles of forested hills and rock outcrops on its way to the Arkansas River.

With a quality of water ranging from blue-green to emerald, the Mulberry is a beautiful river. It is common to see wildlife while paddling among the unspoiled bluffs and meadows of the Ozarks. Due to the valley’s pristine nature, the Mulberry River is federally protected and is included in the U.S. National Wild and Scenic River System.

The Mulberry River is not just mighty among canoeists, kayakers, and rafters. Byrd’s Adventure Center offers 800 acres of Mulberry River frontage and is home to a wide range of outdoor activities.

All pilots and aircraft are welcome at Byrd’s. Located on the wild and scenic Mulberry River in Arkansas, Byrd’s Adventure Center features two grass runways on 800 private acres surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. The primary 1900′ airstrip is suitable for many single-engine airplanes, while the secondary 1000′ strip is open to ultralight aircraft such as powered parachutes and trikes.

Flying at Byrd’s Adventure Center is free! RV camping with hookups is $10 per person per night. Cabins are available on site, and camping is $7 per person per night with access to a large heated shower house. In addition to wingtip camping and fishing, Byrd’s hosts fly-ins every spring and fall.

After a long day of outdoor fun, enjoy a meal with family and friends at a beautiful riverfront restaurant in the Ozark National Forest.

Mulberry Riverfront Restaurant is hidden gem within the Ozark Mountains, and welcomes outdoor enthusiasts such as kayakers, rafters, and canoes floating down the Mulberry River. There you will find spectacular new takes on traditional dishes—all beautifully presented, and much of it locally sourced.

Designed to bring the scenic landscape inside, the restaurant’s open-concept design and panoramic views of the nearby Mulberry River and Ozark Mountains allow travelers to experience the rugged beauty of Arkansas while relaxing.

You can’t go wrong with any of their trout, catfish, chicken, smoked meat, burger, or sandwich entrees. Top off your meal with one of their homemade desserts.

The restaurant is open seasonally from March to December every Friday – Sunday. (Closed weekly Monday – Thursday.)

Whether you enjoy whitewater paddling, backcountry aviation, hiking, fishing, camping, or trail riding, Mulberry Riverfront Restaurant is the top destination for dining within the wild, untamed beauty of the Ozarks.