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.

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 …
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a tip on 10 top places to kiss (or propose) in The Natural State. Locking lips …
Winter might not be the ideal season to splash around in Arkansas’s many beautiful lakes and rivers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy The Natural State during the brief cold snap separating fall from spring. One of the best ways to experience the outdoors during winter is on foot, and the reasons for this …
Start your New Year by spending some time at one of the great Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta region. On New Year’s Day, 34 Arkansas State Parks throughout The Natural State will be hosting a total of 53 First Day Hikes. In the Arkansas Delta region, this includes Cane Creek State Park in …
When it comes to cozy escapes, it doesn’t get much better than this — a room with a view, indoor pool, restaurant, hiking paths and wine country. Use Mount Magazine State Park as your home base while you enjoy the great outdoors, shopping, and wineries this winter. Mount Magazine – Towering over Arkansas Wine Country, …