If you associate the beginning of winter with the first snowfall then winter officially arrives Saturday in North Little Rock. That’s when Wild River Country turns into Wild Winter Country complete with real snow.
You’ll be able to build a snowman and throw snowballs at targets. There’ll be holiday decorations and lights, plus Santa Claus from Nov. 23-Dec. 23 on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-6 p.m. You’ll also be able to have your photo taken with the right jolly old elf and his helpers in his lodge. When you get hungry, you can purchase a S’mores kit and make your own treats at the fire pit.
For those craving action, there will be snow tubing sessions on the Fleming Electric Mountain run every 90 minutes. You are strongly encouraged to reserve a time online since there will be very limited walk-up spots available. You must check-in 20 minutes before your assigned session.
The Polar Bear Playground, Snowball Alley, and sledding for toddlers at the Cub Paw Raceway are all covered by the general admission fee of $5.43 plus tax. Those younger than 24 months are admitted free. The 90-minute snow tubing activities are $16.29 plus tax.
Although the holiday décor will be gone at the end of the year, the snow will be around until March 30.
The park is located at 6820 Crystal Hill Road, just off I-40 in North Little Rock.