Spring Break at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

Hobbs, Van Winkle 088If you didn’t go out of town for Spring Break and you’re still looking for something for your kids to do this week in the northwest Arkansas area of The Natural State, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers has daily activities.

Here’s the diversity of offerings:


Wednesday March 20

Searching for Diversity        11 am          30 minutes          Trailhead next to Visitor Center

Join a park interpreter as you are shown the way to search the woods for unique treasures that lay just off the trail.  Be prepared to leave the “beaten” path!


Leave No Trace Explored               1 pm                 30 minutes         Visitor Center Trailhead

Leave No Trace principles provide us with valuable tools to help conserve the places we enjoy. Join a park interpreter for a hike down the Ozark Plateau Trail to explore some of the principles of Leave No Trace.


Live Box Turtle                       3 pm                      30 minutes                         Visitor Center

Join a park interpreter in the lobby of the visitor center as he explains some fascinating things about one of Hobbs’s most common reptiles, the 3-toed box turtle.


Thursday March 21

 Mountain Bike Ride              11 am                     1 hour                  Piney Road Trailhead

Want to check out the mountain biking opportunities at Hobbs State Park?  Or looking for others to hit the trail with?  Join a park interpreter for a ride along the Bashore Trail.

Bring your bike, helmet, water and a sense of adventure.  Tour intended for intermediate riders.


Thursday March 21

Hobbs The Hidden Diversity   1 pm            45 minutes                    Visitor Center

Many folks who live in northwest Arkansas don’t know all the wonderful things about Arkansas’s largest state park, Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area.  Join a park interpreter as he explains the Hidden Diversity of the park.


The Lorax                                3 pm                      30 minutes                         Visitor Center

Join a park interpreter as he reads Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and tells of the importance of trees – A great story and message for youngsters and oldsters alike.


Friday March 22

 Home Sweet Home           11 am                45 minutes         Trailhead next to Visitor Center

Meet a park interpreter for a hike through our neighbor’s homes.  Learn of all the different animals and their habitats as we hike along our newest trail at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.


Legends of the Scaly              1 pm                      45 minutes                         Visitor Center

Meet a park interpreter as we share some of the legends passed down about our reptile residents! Have a chance to meet the stars of these stories up close!


Afternoon Stroll                3 pm                 1 hour                  Trailhead next to Visitor Center

The forest is a flurry of activity in the afternoon.  Join a park interpreter as we stroll through the forest looking for signs of life as the sun goes down.

There may be some inclement weather this week, so call to make sure outdoor activities are still taking place. For more information, call  479-789-5000

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