If Arkansas is regarded as ‘The Natural State’, then Chidester, with a population of a little
over 300, certainly epitomizes that nickname with so many beautiful and natural, pristine places.
Chidester is a quiet peaceful community surrounded by two state parks, two rivers and two lakes,
with White Oak Lake and White Oak State Park just to the West, Poison Springs State Park and Bragg
Lake to the South, the Ouachita River to the East, and the Little Missouri River just to the
North – all of that, only a half hour off of the Interstate (I-30).