State Park

Arkansas State Parks offer over 22,000 programs, tours and events for park visitors. While the State Parks are open year-round, some facilities close seasonally. Please check with the individual parks for details. Unless demand dictates, bathhouses are closed December-February.

Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking and backpacking gives one a chance to experience the beauty of The Natural State. Arkansan and avid backpacker Roy Burton has set the wheels in motion for a Backpacking and Hiking Day in Arkansas. Governor Asa Hutchinson has made a Proclamation …
Based out of Memphis, Tennessee, The Side-Street Steppers are a quintet that specializes in what they call “rare and popular music of the 20s and 30s”. The group will perform two shows at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View on Saturday, June 4. The matinee show begins at 2 p.m. in the …
It’s almost summer! It’s time to grab the kids and head outside for some fun in the sun. And these great events at our Arkansas State Parks are the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Moro Bay State Park in Jersey is the place for tons of fun during National Get Outdoors Day on June …
Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the stories of three adventurous characters from American history: Daniel Boone, Edith Russell and Amelia Earhart. …
May brings fun, family-friendly events to the Arkansas Delta. Create great memories for all ages! In Jonesboro, the Forum Theatre brings a family favorite to the stage…with a twist. It’s Alice in Wonderland: The Ballet on May 5-9. Everyone’s favorites from the classic tale take the stage…Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the …
A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding Ouachita mountains. The road leads to Queen Wilhelmina State Park, home to a …
The merry month of May is even merrier this year in the Arkansas Delta, because it’s filled with musical events for the entire family! Warfield Concerts in Helena-West Helena offers the annual Outdoor Concert and Picnic on May 1. Held on the campus of Phillips Community College/University of Arkansas, this year’s event features the Memphis …
Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Central Arkansas’s state parks have got you covered! A gift from the heart is doubly meaningful when it’s also from the hands, and with two workshops on Saturday, May 7th, you can create a very special gift for your very special mom. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but in the South, …