The landscape of Yell County is rolling farmlands, forested ridges, and isolated mountains and lakes with rugged terrain in the south. The economic base of Yell County is well balanced. Leading industries are connected with production of poultry, hogs, and beef cattle with some small manufacturing.
Tourism and recreation activities are very popular in an area full of lakes. The Arkansas River, Lake Dardanelle, Nimrod Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Kingfisher Lake are poplar with the professional angler as well as the local fisherman. Mount Nebo State Park rises 1,800 feet above the mountain valleys and has cabins, campsites, picnic sites, tennis courts, swimming pool, and hiking trails.
Nearby Mount Magazine State Park offers camping and picnicking, as well as first class accommodations at the new lodge. Also nearby is Petit Jean Mountain and Wildlife Management Area which offer hunting and beautiful scenery.
From the Arkansas Association of Counties.
The annual Yell County Fair Parade is always a big event enjoyed by many each September in Danville.
View of the Petit Jean River Valley in Western Yell County from atop Arkansas' highest peak, Mount Magazine.