<p>Bathed in moonlight and swollen with floodwater, the rush of Haw Creek Falls announces the return of spring to Arkansas's Ozark National Forest. These rugged mountains, which daunted early travelers, now serve as the backdrop for a deciduous forest that, in autumn, bursts into a kaleidoscopic palette of colors.</p> <p><b>Did You Know?</b> In 1861, Arkansas seceded from the Union to join the Confederate States of America. Take our quiz on the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/road-trips/us-south/">U.S. South</a> to learn more.</p> <p>Discover more great journeys in <a href="https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=6200677&amp;code=NG90350">Drives of a Lifetime</a></p>

The Ozarks, Arkansas

Bathed in moonlight and swollen with floodwater, the rush of Haw Creek Falls announces the return of spring to Arkansas's Ozark National Forest. These rugged mountains, which daunted early travelers, now serve as the backdrop for a deciduous forest that, in autumn, bursts into a kaleidoscopic palette of colors.

Did You Know? In 1861, Arkansas seceded from the Union to join the Confederate States of America. Take our quiz on the U.S. South to learn more.

Discover more great journeys in Drives of a Lifetime

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