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Went down south about 30-35 miles to Turners Bend on the Mulberry River; then east to Oark, AR. to have lunch at the 120 year old Oark Cafe and General Store. Had the catfish special lunch and some pie. This store is Arkansas’sĀ oldest continuous business and just happens to be northwest of Clarksville and south of Ponca and Parthenon, in the Ozark National Forest.

You can get almost anything there; from car and bike repair parts, food, canned goods; and you will feel like you just stepped back into the 1930’s. The old wood floor is a classic. They also do make some of the finest pies and cakes and meals in all Arkansas; and they are really, all, the nicest people.

Oark is in the Mulberry River headwaters. The Mulberry provides fine kayaking and canoeing and fanatic fishing for smallmouth bass, goggleye, and channel catfish. During March to May the river runs Class II – a low III.

If you are floating the Buffalo River, slip down south for Lunch or Dinner to the Oark Cafe and General Store; its about 45 minutes south of Boxley on the upper River.

Mulberry River at Oark

Oark General Store and Cafe

Oark Pie Counter

Part of the General Store section

Oark Cooking area

The Owner and his neighbor during Lunch

Catfish, Hush puppies, fries, and home-made slaw

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