Bayou Bartholomew Water Trail Dedication Set for April 30

Bayou Bartholomew is considered the longest bayou in the world. Lined with cypress and tupelo swamps, it ranks amongst the top bio-diverse streams in North America. It begins nears Pine Bluff and twists and turns 359 river miles before emptying

Five Fun Fall Activities

When the lazy hot days of summer pass and the cooler crisp air of fall moves in, the great outdoors beckons. The Natural State offers many ways to see the changing leaves up close or via sweeping panoramas. Try these

Paddling the Arkansas Water Trails

Arkansas has an abundance of waterways for paddlers to explore. The Arkansas Water Trails project, created in 2009, is at the forefront of developing a system of mapped water trails throughout the state. A goal of the project, initiated by

Summer Fun in the Water!

It’s the dog days of August…time to get in the water and cool down! Here are four great events centered around water this month in Eastern Arkansas! Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas offers a History Canoe Float along the

Mississippi River State Park Announces April Events

April is a great time to get out and enjoy our Arkansas State Parks. The Mississippi River State Park in Marianna is offering several fun events this month. On Saturday, April 11, the park is hosting a Great American Clean-up

The Great Outdoors Beckons Families in April

April is the perfect month to get outdoors and shake off the cobwebs of winter. There are so many activities for families to do in Central Arkansas: ride a bike, walk a trail, canoe a gentle stream, or find a

Kayak Adventure at Lake Ouachita State Park

Looking for an adventure? A Kayak Day Trip excursion takes place at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine on April 18. During the trip, participants paddle the shorelines of Lake Ouachita, the largest lake within Arkansas’s borders, with a

Fun in the Sun in the Arkansas Delta!

Enjoy summer from a kayak, a bike, or on your own two feet this July with some exciting events that give you a new perspective of the natural beauty of the Arkansas Delta. If you’re looking for a new way

Spend Saturday at Arkansas’s Newest State Park

I’ll admit, I hold a special place in my heart for the Mississippi River State Park. Our newest of the 52 Arkansas State Parks, it’s located within the St. Francis National Forest near Marianna. I have lots of memories of

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