National Fishing and Boating Week

It seems there is a proclaimed day for just about everything. Since early summer has arrived, there’s no surprise that this week, June 1-9, is National Fishing and Boating Week. You can also celebrate National Marina Day on June 8.

June in the Arkansas Delta Features Festivals and Fun for the Family

This June, the Arkansas Delta is the site for a plethora of festivals with something for the entire family. Harrisburg hosts the Festival on the Ridge on June 1. The family-friendly festival features live music throughout the day, helicopter rides,

Safe Boating Week Begins May 18

Lately it’s been a little hard to believe it’s almost boating season with the weather confusing us from one day to the next, but the time is drawing nigh.  Governor Mike Beebe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the

Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Quest

The Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Quest began today, one day late, on Bull Shoals Lake. Strong storms hit the Lakeview/Bull Shoals area Wednesday night and early Thursday morning causing B.A.S.S. officials to postpone the start of the tournament. Gusts of

Fly Fishing 101 Workshop This Sunday

Who’s going to join me at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, April 7 for a Fly Fishing 101 workshop? I just signed up. I was fly fishing at Gaston’s White River Resort

Jim Gaston Photography Exhibit Opens April 4 at ASUMH

Jim Gaston has long been known for operating Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview – for the past 45 years, in fact. He is also known for his dedication and service in the Arkansas tourism industry having served on the

Arkansas Has Six of the Country’s Top 50 Crappie Lakes

Fishhound.com has ranked the top crappie lakes in the United States.  The Natural State has six impoundments on the list. Lake Dardanelle was top-ranked for Arkansas and ninth in the country.  Nimrod came in as number 12 nationally, followed by

New Cabins Open at Lake Fort Smith State Park

While I love sitting around a fire at a tent campsite, you’ll never hear me complain about stoking a wood-burning fireplace in a cabin either. Hmmm, my focus seems to be on fires on this cold winter day; but, what

SNEAK PEEK: New Arkansas State Parks Ad Features Mississippi River State Park

Last year, the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna was the site for a photo/video shoot for Arkansas State Parks. The video above won’t be aired for the first time until March 1. But I loved it so much, I

Spring Break Fun at Davidsonville Historic State Park

Spring break is right around the corner. Time to find something fun and exciting for the kids to do during their time off!  During the school break, many of our 52 Arkansas State Parks will be offering special activities to
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