Photographer Harvey Williams

My favorite Preserve is Smith Creek, located on the south side of  Boxley Valley, near Ponca. As you can tell from my photos, I spend a lot of time there, throughout the year.

I serve on the Northwest Arkansas Advisory Council of The Nature Conservancy( in Northwest Arkansas. They do tremendous work in this area concerning water quality and protection of endangered or threatened species.

My work is on display at Arkansas House in Jasper on  Scenic Highway 7.

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The destinations below are recommended favorites of photographer Harvey Williams.
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Upper River Area

These images are a very small sample of the Harvey Williams work. They show the his broad range of nature subjects and creative vision.

Lost Valley Hiking Trail

  (2 miles south of Ponca)   Directions
GPS:  36.00787, -93.36625 

NPS  The most popular hiking trail in the upper Buffalo River area. Barrier free stretch, suitable for families. Eden Falls, native american shelter, waterfall in cave, outstanding spring wildflowers.

Boxley Valley Elk Herd

  (Highway 43 & 21)    Directions    Web
GPS:  35.97717, -93.40219 

Home of Arkansas' famous elk herd, arguably the most viewable in the southern US. Mornings and evenings, fall rut exceptional.

Steel Creek Campground

GPS: 36.03032, -93.3418   

Excellent campground, but also popular with sightseers and photographers. The centerpiece is Roark Bluff, that frames the Buffalo River and has given up countless memorable landscapes. Near famous Big Bluff, a nice hike on the Old River Trail, (ORT).  BRT to Ponca hike is popular, fairly easy.

Smith Creek Preserve

   Directions    Web
GPS:  35.93548, -93.38612 

Nature Conservency, hiking trail 500 ft. descent in 1 mile. Two track road, hiking trail, very scenic spring fed creek with outstanding spring wildflower show. Popular with photographers.  Remote.

Glory Hole

GPS:  35.82595, -93.39737

This is a popular short hike of moderate difficulty. The Glory Hole is a waterfall through the top of a cave. It is a popular destination with hikers and most serious outdoor photographers.  Fairly remote, probably best not hiked alone.
Painted Lady Pair
Photographer Harvey Williams
Butterfly and Blackberries
Backyard Lily 3
Water Art
Upper Buffalo River Sunrise -- Hedges Overlook
Triple Trillium
Backyard Buck
Spiderwort 2012