Situated on a ridge overlooking the Ouachita River, is the historic town of Camden. The town is a part of Ouachita County and is at a distance of about 100 miles from Little Rock. Places to visit in the town include the McCollum-Chidester House, which was used as Union central station when government troops took possession of the town amid the Red River Campaign. Open for visits, the house still has 1860s furniture. Located nearby is the Poison Spring State Park, one of three state parks honouring the Battle of Poison Springs. White Oak Lake State Park and Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources are other popular tourists sites in the area. Visitors interested in gaining knowledge about the origins of oil in Arkansas ought to explore the museum.