Sugar Creek Vista Overlook

The Sugar Creek Vista Overlook is a historic scenic overlook in Ouachita National Forest. It is located on Polk County Road 64 (also once designated Forest Road 38), just south of Dicks Gap. The overlook is a simple roadside pullout on the west side of the road, with an angular retaining wall about 84 feet (26 m) long. The wall was built out of quarried novaculite stone set with grapevine mortar joints in 1935 by a crew of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It is one of only two CCC-built overlooks in the national forest, and the only one built with these particular materials.[2]

Sugar Creek Vista Overlook
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View from the overlook
Sugar Creek Vista Overlook is located in Arkansas
Sugar Creek Vista Overlook
Sugar Creek Vista Overlook is located in the United States
Sugar Creek Vista Overlook
Nearest cityAthens, Arkansas
Coordinates34°25′43″N 94°3′21″W / 34.42861°N 94.05583°W / 34.42861; -94.05583Coordinates: 34°25′43″N 94°3′21″W / 34.42861°N 94.05583°W / 34.42861; -94.05583
Arealess than one acre
Built byCivilian Conservation Corps
MPSFacilities Constructed by the CCC in Arkansas MPS
NRHP reference No.07000205[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 30, 2007

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Buckeye Vista Overlook" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-05-01.