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The Snowiest Towns in Arkansas


If you’re a snow enthusiast living in Arkansas, where snowfall is a rare and cherished occurrence, the idea of relocating to a snowier town might sound like a dream come true. You’ve looked at the weather map and noticed that some Arkansas towns seem to have all the luck when it comes to snow. Imagine waking up to a winter wonderland, snow-covered streets and the magical hush that only snowfall can bring. Let’s explore some of the snowiest towns in Arkansas, exploring not only the average yearly snowfall but also the unique charm that makes these places great options for embracing the winter season.

Photo CC by-ND 2.0 DEED by timpeartrice

Fayetteville: Where Ozark Beauty Meets Winter Magic

Average Yearly Snowfall: 8 inches
Fayetteville is a charming town that transforms into a snow-covered paradise several times during the winter months offering a perfect balance for those who want to experience the beauty of winter without being buried under mountains of snow. Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas and has a vibrant arts scene, a diverse community and excellent outdoor recreational opportunities, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a mix of winter magic and cultural vibrancy.
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Eureka Springs: Quaint Charm and Winter Delight

Average Yearly Snowfall: 12 inches
The Victorian architecture and winding streets Eureka Springs is known for become even more enchanting under a blanket of snow. With an average yearly snowfall of 12 inches, this town is a haven for those who appreciate the serene beauty of winter. Eureka Springs boasts a tight-knit community, unique shops and a quirky charm.
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Photo courtesy of Downtown Bentonville Incorporated

Bentonville: Winter Wonderland in the Ozarks

Average Yearly Snowfall: 6 inches

Home to the Walmart headquarters, Bentonville is not just a business hub but also a place that experiences the magic of winter. With an average yearly snowfall of 6 inches, Bentonville offers a milder winter experience while still allowing residents to enjoy the transformative beauty of snow-covered landscapes. Bentonville has excellent schools, cultural amenities, an extensive trail system and you’re likely to spot a celebrity or two.
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Photo courtesy of Heather Stevens and Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce

Mountain View: Nature’s Canvas in Snow

Average Yearly Snowfall: 7 inches

With around 7 inches of annual snowfall, Mountain View, the Folk Music Capital, turns its already picturesque landscapes into a snowy canvas. With a small-town atmosphere, Mountain View is perfect for those seeking a tranquil winter retreat. The town is renowned for its folk music scene, outdoor activities, and friendly community. Artists will also find plenty of inspiration throughout this charming Ozark Mountain town.
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Russellville: Snowy Beauty by the River

Average Yearly Snowfall: 8 inches

Russellville, situated along the Arkansas River, sees an average yearly snowfall of 8 inches, transforming the town into a winter wonder. The river adds an extra touch of beauty to the snowy landscapes, making Russellville an appealing option for those who appreciate a blend of winter charm and natural scenery.

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Mountain Home: Serene Winter Retreat by the Lakes

Average Yearly Snowfall: 9 inches
Located near the beautiful Bull Shoals Lake, Mountain Home experiences an average yearly snowfall of 9 inches. This town offers a serene winter retreat with its scenic lakeside views, making it an attractive option for those who love exploring the outdoors while the snow is falling.

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Gravette: Snowy Small-Town Charm

Average Yearly Snowfall: 10 inches

Gravette, with its cozy small-town charm, experiences an average yearly snowfall of 10 inches. This town provides a delightful snowy landscape without the hustle and bustle of a larger city, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful winter haven.
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CC by-NC-ND 2.0 by Tucker A. Cowie

Siloam Springs: Quaint Town with Winter Appeal

Average Yearly Snowfall: 7 inches

Siloam Springs’ historic downtown, coupled with snowy winter scenes, creates a charming atmosphere. Whether you’re strolling down the quaint streets of downtown or enjoying the beauty of Sager Creek, Siloam Springs is a welcoming community that’s just a stone’s throw from a larger town yet boasts its own unique and delightful experiences.

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Photo courtesy of City of Harrison

Harrison: Snowy Tranquility in the Ozarks

Average Yearly Snowfall: 8 inches

Harrison, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Ozarks, experiences an average yearly snowfall of 8 inches. This town provides a peaceful and snowy setting, making it an appealing choice for those who appreciate winter tranquility. Harrison is conveniently located close to the Buffalo National River, Jasper, Ponca and is a great stopping point on the way to Branson.

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Jasper: Winter Wonderland in the Ozark National Forest

Average Yearly Snowfall: 10 inches

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark National Forest, Jasper experiences an average yearly snowfall of 10 inches. The town offers a true winter wonderland surrounded by nature, making it a perfect destination for anyone seeking a snowy escape. Hiking trails and opportunities for viewing the local elk population are simply the icing on the cake.

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Pocahontas: Riverside Winter Charm

Average Yearly Snowfall: 7 inches
Situated along the Black River, Pocahontas experiences an average yearly snowfall of 7 inches, making it one of the snowiest areas in north central Arkansas. The town’s riverside charm and snowy landscapes create a unique winter appeal, making it an attractive option for those who want a blend of nature and winter beauty.

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If you’re a snow lover considering a move to Arkansas, these towns provide the perfect blend of winter charm without the challenges of excessive snowfall. Even if it is just a hint of winter magic, each town offers a unique experience for those wanting to trade in their snowless days for a winter wonderland right at their doorstep.

Cover photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

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Julie Kohl works from home as a writer and teaches art part-time at a local private school. A former Yankee who was "converted" to the south by her husband, Julie has grasped on to rural life in a sleepy, blink-your-eyes-and-you'll-miss-it town in central Arkansas where they raise chickens, farm hay and bake bread. Julie loves adventure and sharing it with her husband and son. They frequent the trails, campgrounds and parks of Arkansas, always on the hunt for new adventures and new stories to share. Learn more on her blog Seek Adventures Media.

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