Situated close to the banks of the Arkansas River and Lake Dardanelle, Clarksville, the Johnson County seat, is a popular tourist attraction. With the majority of the county’s area in the Ozark National Forest, Clarksville is brimming with picturesque locales and recreational opportunities. This region is a paradise for tourists interested in canoeing, angling, trekking and camping. Clarksville also leads to Ark. 21, the Ozark Highlands National Scenic Byway, which will take you through the Ozark National Forest to Eureka Springs.