Arkansas Ouachitas

  A range of events are set to take place across Southwest Arkansas next month to celebrate  archeology. Archeology Month takes place every March in the state and this year is the 50th anniversary of Arkansas Archeological Survey.  According to their site, ‘the event is an annual celebration commemorating Arkansas’s cultural heritage as revealed through …
For those on the lookout for an adventure, keep the Cossatot Race on your radar. “It’s the only one of its kind,” said race director Ryan Hughes about the event. “While Arkansas does have other paddle sport races, none of them are true whitewater events. In the Cossatot Race, athletes must navigate a course of …
This year marks the inaugural year for the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Mountain Bike Marathon, aka LOViT MTB Marathon. The event takes place on February 18 and includes a 50 mile race option or a 25 mile tour option. Fred Phillips with DLT Events is behind the race and the starting line will be at …
Every January, DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck hosts a special weekend dedicated to learning about birds and conservation. This year is the 38th annual Eagles Et Cetera event, a name chosen in honor of the American bald eagle, which was one of the first species to be listed on the nation’s endangered species …
This year marks the 113th season of live racing at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and electronic gaming operations and features …
January 7, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Arkansas Shorts- A Night of Short Film. The event, which takes place at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, highlights short films, 10 minutes or less, that have been created by Arkansans. All genres are represented including documentary, narrative, and experimental films. The events starts with a …
The Beer & Bagel Off-Road Run, an off-road race series, is coming to Southwest Arkansas! The trail race is set for March 11, 2017 at Timber Lodge Ranch in Amity.  The venue offers picturesque scenery in the foothills of the Ouachita mountains. The run entails 4(ish) miles of off road running with a mix of …
Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro. Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray …