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Location & Transportation

Location & Transportation

Getting to and from Camden, conveniently located in the center of South Arkansas, is remarkably simple and efficient. The area is fortunate to have some of the best roads in the state, with U.S. Highway 79 linking Camden to destinations north and south, and Interstate 30 less than 40 miles away. Camden sits just 100 miles south of the state capital, Little Rock, and a few hours drive from Shreveport, Monroe, Memphis and Dallas. The Camden area is separated from the Louisiana state line by a mere 50 miles. Magnolia and El Dorado, the remaining two-thirds of our tri-county area, can be found within a 30-mile drive from Camden. Scenic Byway 7 runs north and south through Arkansas, with a view of murals in downtown Camden and many independently-owned restaurants that welcome all tourists and especially bikers.

The Camden Municipal Airport provides a modern 6500 x 100 foot runway, full length taxi way and 24-hour fuel suitable for all general aviation, corporate aircraft and freight aircraft. Other surrounding airports include South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado (32 miles from Camden), Grider Field Municipal Airport in Pine Bluff (73 miles from Camden), and Little Rock National Airport (98 miles from Camden).

Six motor freight companies serve the Camden area, along with the Union Pacific Railroad, Camden & Southern Railroads and East Camden Highland Short Line Railroad. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains the Ouachita River from Camden south through connecting tributaries to the Mississippi River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico for navigation, flood control and recreational purposes.

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