Starting in 2019, The Human Potential Running Series will be hosting the Razorback Running Revival in beautiful Mountainburg, AR. This page is designed to help you better plan and navigate the Mountainburg area come race weekend. 

About Mountainburg: From 1817 to 1828, Mountainburg was a part of the land given to the Cherokee by the US Government, prior to the Cherokee being removed to what is now Oklahoma. Mountainburg was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail Company route that was established through northwestern Arkansas in 1858. By that year, the community already had a grist mill, a sawmill, a store, and a hotel. It also had a primitive one-room school house. Most families lived in log cabins. In 1876, a post office was opened in Mountainburg at the same time that the post office was closed in a nearby settlement called the Narrows. Construction of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (commonly called the Frisco) through the community brought many travelers, which led to new businesses and a growing population. The city incorporated in 1882. By 1900, it included a barbershop, several stores, the Creekmore Hotel, and a telephone system, as well as the school, the post office, and the railroad depot. Lake Fort Smith became a state park in 1967. In 1942 (some sources say 1922), a steel bridge was built across the Frog Bayou (also known as Clear Creek) near Mountainburg. The bridge was used until 1994. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Lake Fort Smith State Park was closed and relocated early in the twenty-first century; the new park opened in the summer of 2008. On April 13, 2018, an EF-2 tornado struck Mountainburg, injuring several people and damaging more than 150 structures. (From: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=6154)



Felicity Ranch
Sky-Vue Lodge B&B
Deer Hollow Ranch & Cabins
Locke Mountain Cabins
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Motel 6 Alma
Quality Inn & Suites
Days Inn By Wyndham Alma


Dispersed USFS Camping

Campgrounds with Reservations:
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Fort Smith-Alma RV Park
Crabtree RV Park


Black Bear Dining Hall @ The State Park

Breakfast & Coffee:
Chester County Cafe
J&J Restaurant

Dairy Dream
Neon Moon
Pizza Den
Cracker Barrel
Crawpappy’s Cajun Cuisine
El Trio Mexican Restaurant
Braum’s Ice Cream and Burger Restaurant


Lake Fort Smith State Park
Artist Point
Winslow Museum
Ozark Folkways
Devil’s Den State Park
Alma’s Popeye Park
War Eagle Cavern


Grocery: Bassham Food Center, Walmart in Alma,
Harps in Alma, Ozark Foods in Alma



Alma, AR is just 12 miles (20 min) south on US-71 or I-49
Fort Smith, AR is just 25 miles (30 min) south and west on I-49 and I-40
Fayetteville, AR is just 36 miles (38 min) north on I-49
Tulsa, OK is 141 miles (2h 10min) west
Little Rock, AR is 158 miles (2h 20min) east on I-40
Springfield, MO is 179 miles (3 hours) north and east
Oklahoma City, OK is 205 miles (3 hours) west
Kansas City, MO is 267 miles (4 hours) north
Shreveport, LA is 276 miles (5 hours) south
Memphis, TN is 285 miles (4 hours) east
Dallas, TX is 316 miles (5 hours) south and west
Wichita, KS is 316 Miles (4h 45min) north and west