Lakes and Rivers

Launch your boats on Lake Norfork on July 30 and enjoy a fun day on the water for the Lake Norfork Boat Poker Run. During the event, you cruise seven “ports of call” collecting one playing card at each stop to obtain a poker hand. Grand prizes for the top three hands are awarded at …
Boats of all shapes and sizes compete for speed and design during the 30th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday, July 30, in Heber Springs. Held at Sandy Beach, races begin at 10 a.m. and the event lasts until 4 p.m. It includes food vendors, watermelon eating contests, a treasure dig, volleyball tournament, …
Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4 with Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association. Buffalo National River will launch a new “Adopt A Trail” program at 10 a.m. in the Tyler Bend Pavilion. Learn how you can adopt a park trail and help the park care for …
Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray recently tackled one of the highest achievements in the sport, an induction into the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. His fellow inductees this year include former President George H.W. Bush and Gary Yamamoto, an innovative lure designer. Murray was included in the lineup for his work as …
Kevin Cheri began his career with the National Park Service as a park ranger intake trainee at the Buffalo National River in 1978. In 2007, almost 30 years later, he happily returned as superintendent of the Buffalo, America’s first national river. Today, he and his staff of about 60 oversee 95,730 acres with three designated …
Armchair tourists and fans of the Emmy-winning PBS travel series “Equitrekking” are in for a treat, because that show’s host, Darley Newman, has a new show debuting next Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 p.m. on AETN. “Travels with Darley” will be similar to “Equitrekking” in that Newman will take viewers across the globe, but the …
When the lazy hot days of summer pass and the cooler crisp air of fall moves in, the great outdoors beckons. The Natural State offers many ways to see the changing leaves up close or via sweeping panoramas. Try these ideas for getting outside to hike, bike, ride, drive or paddle in the Arkansas Ozarks. …