Seventh Annual Seed Swap at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

“One for the cut worm, one for the crow, one to share and one to grow.” – motto of ROOST (Revitalizing Ozark-Ouachita Seed Traditions).  In its seventh year, the annual Ozark Seed Swap is set for Feb. 28 in the

In Charge of a Group? Lead Them to Loco Ropes

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a big fan of Loco Ropes, a treetop ropes course adventure, located at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The crazy fun comes in challenging yourself on three ropes

Backpacking and Camping Clinics in Northwest Arkansas

I received my Adventure Mail from Lewis & Clark Outfitters in Northwest Arkansas today and it has a lot of great information about upcoming backpacking and camping clinics. All but one are free. The clinics cover cooking, backpacking, first aid,

Connect with Nature at Moro Bay State Park

Known as a fishing and water sport hot spot, Moro Bay State Park is the only Arkansas state park on the lower Ouachita River. “Moro Bay is a smaller park in a less populated area of the state that many

Find Romance on the Water and in the Woods

Roses and chocolates seem to epitomize the Valentine’s Day celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to show your significant other that you care. Arkansas State Parks offer some wonderful ways to celebrate. Visit historic Mather Lodge on Petit

New Visitor Center in the Works at Logoly State Park

Joan Ellison at Arkansas State Parks has sent news that the visitor center at Logoly State Park in McNeil is currently closed so that construction can begin on the park’s new visitor center. The new visitor center (which will be

Birds of Prey Highlighted on Jan. 17

You and your family will be able to get up close and personal with some of our feathered friends during Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s Birds of Prey program. From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., licensed wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul will

Travel Back in Time in January

Travel “back in time” to a simpler life, before you could run to the local market or shop and buy any item you might need. This January, several Arkansas State Parks are offering workshops and classes that allow participants to

Start the Year in the Great Outdoors

First Day Hikes have become popular at Arkansas State Parks as part of an annual initiative in all 50 states. The free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day are designed to help people rejuvenate and connect with the outdoors through

Hiking at Lake Ouachita State Park

Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking in Arkansas is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Natural State. Arkansas’s climate allows hiking year round and the state’s diverse topography offers