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.

April brings fun and fantasy for kids of all ages to the Arkansas Delta On April 1-4, the Forum Theatre in Jonesboro offers Rapunzel & Robin Hood: A Double Feature. Rapunzel features a rapping cast telling the story of the long-haired beauty, and Robin Hood and his merry men bring a comical edge to the …
There are so many ways to explore the state of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers another one with its Arkansas National Register Passport Program, which encourages tourism to Arkansas properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of the more than 2,500 National Register properties in Arkansas, 26 are highlighted in the …
Fun is just around the corner during March in the Arkansas Delta. From live theater to exploring the stars to making campfire treats, kids of all ages will delight in the entertaining activities offered this month. The Enchantment Theatre Company celebrates Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday with a new and original production of Peter Rabbit Tales …
A new weekly radio program brings the music of the Ozarks to public radio. Ozark Highlands Radio, a syndicated, hour-long program, is now broadcast on public radio stations across Arkansas, with 40 original episodes produced each year. Listeners can tune into the weekly episodes each weekend on these Arkansas public radio stations: KUAR 89.1 FM …
Camping is a great way to enjoy the state’s natural beauty. Many opportunities to pitch a tent or pull up a camping trailer can be found throughout the wide range of geographic environments found here. Arkansas is home to mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, prairies and each area provides a portal to enjoying nature and the …
Situated on Lake Greeson’s shore and in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Daisy State Park in Kirby is a prime place to enjoy the area’s many outdoor opportunities. Park Superintendent Tamara Lunsford has sent word of an upcoming Outdoor Skills Workshop taking place at the park February 19-21. Below are the details she sent …
Fourth-graders at King Elementary in Little Rock got a special visit yesterday from National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis, in town to celebrate both the centennial of the NPS and Black History Month. These two events come together in the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, an NPS property that highlights Central High’s monumental …
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 …
Visit Arkansas during Spring Break and you’ll walk away with incredible experiences such as seeing the amazing size and colors of the limestone bluffs lining the Buffalo National River, or how big cats devour their food at a wildlife refuge. You could also find yourselves telling ghost stories from your haunted hotel tour, or about …