• Elkhorn Tavern, Federal Provost Marshal Headquarters and Field Hospital Used by Both Armies

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

Weather

The park is situated in Benton County, in extreme northwestern Arkansas. Winters are generally mild with average low temperatures around 35 degrees. Occasional fronts may cause extremes in low temperatures, with heavy precipitation. Summers are generally hot and humid with average highs in the 90 degree range. Fall and spring are comparable transition seasons with very comfortable temperatures and abundant precipitation. Sudden thunderstorms, lightning, hail and tornado conditions are prevalent during spring and summer weather patterns.

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Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern

The Elkhorn Tavern was a place of worship until 1862 when the congregation moved to a new location 3 miles northwest of the tavern because of the noisy parties and dances the federals held in the building during their occupation.