Back to Nature: Lumberjacks, Boat Tours and Fishing

My Tuesday blogs are dedicated to experiencing the great outdoors. I feature anything from events to Natural State destinations worth seeing. Join me each week to get back to nature.

Jill M. Rohrbach
jillsjourneys@gmail.com

The outdoor opportunities coming up this month in the Ozarks and River Valley are pretty diverse, encompassing lumberjack events, a boat tour, and fly fishing school.

The 11th annual Ozark Deaf Timberfest hosted by the Little Rock Association of the Deaf, Inc. takes place Aug. 13-14 in Ozark. The event is action-packed lumberjack games and competitions for the whole family. It’s held at Byrds Adventure Center.  Visit Byrdsadventurecenter.com or call 479-667-4066 for additional information.

Gaston’s Resort Fly Fishing School on Aug. 14-15 in Lakeview begins with three hours of one-on-one classroom instruction. Subjects include the art and history of fly-fishing, equipment and the uses of different types of equipment and the basics of fly-fishing. The afternoon will be spent with personal instruction on how to use your fly rod. The second day is spent fly-fishing for trout on the White River with an instructor. The cost of the class is $205. Visit Gastons.com/school or phone 870-431-5202 for registration and details.

Take a Full Moon Boat Tour at Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg on Aug. 24. A park interpreter will also be aboard the cruise along Frog Bayou. Reservations are suggested and will be taken at the park marina at 479-369-1018. This is a weather dependent event and may be cancelled. Admission is $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 6-12.

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