The Slackwater Harbor at Little Rock is an inland channel from the Arkansas River providing direct river access. At 4500 feet long, 15 feet deep, 320 feet wide, the harbor has no current and provides an enormous capacity for export development. The lack of current provides a safe Harbor against any current the river might be experiencing. The adjacent industrial property is zoned I-3.
The Harbor has a 190 foot dock and a one barge berth facility, which allows for two barges, two deep, on both sides of the Harbor and a turning basin so that the barges have easy access back into the river. It provides services for those cargoes which are damaging to highway transportation but are ideal for rail and barge. The Harbor has the capacity for sustained efficient service to these heavy industries.
The development of the Harbor area is the crucial element in drawing both the foreign direct investment and maintaining American manufacturing in the United States mid-continent. The Little Rock Port Authority Slackwater Harbor will help both of these industrial sources to be successful in export manufacturing opportunities within the emerging market places of the world.