The city of El Dorado stands as the county seat of Union County, the largest county in Arkansas. The city of approximately 19,000 is nestled within the heart of southern Arkansas’ Timberlands region, an area featuring some of the state’s finest outdoor recreation sites. Opportunities for world-class hunting and fishing draw people to the area from all over the U.S. The community is also a fine place to discover culture, shopping, dining and plenty of history.
El Dorado is located in southern Arkansas, approximately 20 minutes north of the Arkansas-Louisiana border and within the heart of our country’s Sun Belt, which provides a wonderful year-round climate. The community’s position places it within a two-hour drive of both Little Rock, Arkansas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, and approximately four hours from both Memphis, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas.
Traveling around El Dorado is easy, as local thoroughfares offer convenient routes to community destinations. For regional travel, drivers utilize U.S. Highways 63, 82 and 167 as well as the Scenic 7 Byway, which all run through town. Interstate 20, which cuts across northern Louisiana, sits approximately one hour away. In addition, the developing Interstate 69 (also referred to as the NAFTA Super Highway) is planned to enter the state just southwest of El Dorado. Upon completion, this extensive highway will stretch from Canada to Mexico.
Regional air travel is supplied through the El Dorado-based South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field. The FAA-approved, full-service airport caters to corporate and private aircraft along with commercial travelers via SeaPort Airlines. The airline offers daily air service to Memphis, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas.