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

FLW College Fishing Headed to Lake Dardanelle

National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Dardanelle Oct. 4-6 for the Southern Conference Championship presented by Chevy. Twenty college teams will be competing for a Ranger Z117 bass boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and

National Public Lands Day This Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help with this year’s National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pine Bluff Project, the National Environmental Education Foundation and Keep Arkansas Beautiful: Great Arkansas Cleanup will host this year’s cleanup day at Merrisach Lake

One Tank Travels: Buffalo National River

 UPDATE from the National Parks Service: “Due to the potential threat of extreme weather from Isaac in the Ozarks, Buffalo National River Park Administration is postponing this Saturday’s (Sept.1) 40th celebration  of the River at Tyler Bend.  We hope we get beneficial rain

The Water Fun of September: Boat Cruises to Kayaking to Cleanups

As summer fades and we look to the fall, there are still plenty of water-related activities in The Natural State. In the Arkansas River Valley Head to Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg on Sept. 1 to learn about Building Lake

One Tank Travel: Lakeview and Bull Shoals

The neighboring towns of Lakeview and Bull Shoals are situated on two bodies of water that make for a perfect getaway – the White River and Bull Shoals Lake. Bull Shoals Dam, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1951, is

Nighttime Fishing Tournaments Beat the Heat

The Johnson County Catfish Club has a tournament every month at Spadra Park in Clarksville. But this month on July 20-21 they are escaping the heat with a night tournament that begins at 7 p.m. at the east boat ramp.

One Tank Travels: Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area

Wickes is a small town in Polk County in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains.  From Hot Springs , you are looking at around a 2.5 hour venture. So getting there and back is going to be a bit more