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.

Some say kids and adults need to spend less time staring at their phones and more time socializing in person and enjoying the great outdoors. As a lover of technology, tech gadgets, people, and nature, I say we can have our cake and eat it too. Here are six ways to embrace technology for added …
Logoly State Park in McNeil (5 miles northeast of Magnolia) recently dedicated the park’s new 7,161-square-foot visitors center to a crowd of excited guests who, regardless of their age, became children-at-heart as soon as the exhibits opened: crawling around, sniffing scents, engaging (through glass) with the baby alligator, and watching bees make honey. I include …
July is a great time to get outdoors and have some fun! And if the kids learn something while having a great time, that’s just the icing on the cake! Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers a Youth Day Camp for teenagers 13-16 on July 6-8. Campers will tour Parkin and some other unique …
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 …