Spend Saturday at Arkansas’s Newest State Park

I’ll admit, I hold a special place in my heart for the Mississippi River State Park. Our newest of the 52 Arkansas State Parks, it’s located within the St. Francis National Forest near Marianna. I have lots of memories of

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.

What’s SUP on the Lake?

Maybe you’ve been hearing about Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) a fast-growing water sport worldwide, and a growing recreation on Arkansas waters? Here’s your chance to check it out – SUP Outfitters located on Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs will have

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

Turner Bend Store Receives ENVY Award

The Turner Bend Store in Franklin County was named the winner of the 2013 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award Friday for its long-term involvement in improving the Arkansas environment. Teresa Marks, director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), presented

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

Create YOUR Escape in The Natural State!

One of my favorite things about my job as a travel writer for Arkansas Tourism is, well, the travel! My “territory” is comprised of 26 counties in eastern Arkansas, from beautiful Pocahontas and everything east to the Missouri/Tennessee borders, and

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

Scavenger Hunt at Crowley’s Ridge State Park

Looking for a great way to have fun and learn something with the kids this April? Crowley’s Ridge State Park near Paragould hosts a Scavenger Hunt on April 28. Create your team and then race to learn about the park.

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
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