First Day Hikes

State parks across the U.S. are set to celebrate the start of the new year with First Day Hikes on January 1. These hikes offer a chance to begin the New Year connected with nature. Arkansas’s state park system includes

State Parks Offer First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day

Arkansas State Parks throughout the North Central Ozarks and the Arkansas Delta will offer First Day Hikes for the entire family on Jan. 1. First Day Hikes are part of a national health and outdoor awareness movement. Take the entire

Green is the New Black at Hobbs & Devil’s Den on Friday After Thanksgiving

Instead of joining the crazy crowds of shoppers on Black Friday, Rebekah Penny, an interpreter at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, suggests enjoying clean water and air, and time with friends and family by making memories at the park. “There is

Backpacker “Get Out More Tour”

Celebrating its 13th anniversary of inspiring and empowering love of the outdoors, Backpacker Magazine is offering a nationwide 2013 Get Out More Tour, and I only see one stop in Arkansas this Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the

Fall Foliage Weekend at Lake Ouachita State Park

  Park Interpreter Susan Adkins of Lake Ouachita State Park sent a news release our way with the details on the upcoming Fall Foliage weekend (November 2-3) at the park. At the event, participants can take a hike along one

Today is National Trails Day

Today, June 1, is National Trails Day. Whether or not you can make it outside on this particular day, the celebration of National Trails Day is a good reminder to make plans to get out and experience an Arkansas trail.

Summer Season Starts at DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Wondering what is in the works for this summer at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck? The below news release sent by Park Interpreter Elizabeth Bittner outlines the programs available at the park starting this weekend!   Memorial Day

Create Your Escape: Outdoors in the Ouachitas

If you are itching to hit the road, here is something to try out. There is a new website Arkansas Parks and Tourism have developed to give people a chance to create their dream escape to Arkansas.  You can use

Crooked Creek Trails Dedication This Weekend!

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will dedicate a 22-mile water trail and almost 5 miles of hiking trails at Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek ( in Yellville) this weekend. The aim of the trail is to

New Hike/Camp/Kayak Adventure at Lake Ouachita State Park

This news was just sent to us from Susan Adkins, Park Interpreter at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. The park is now taking reservations for their new Hike/Camp/Kayak Adventure May 4-5. The adventure is designed for those interested