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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 into the Ouachita River near Sterlington, Louisiana. The route is the newest addition to the …
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 ideas for getting outside to hike, bike, ride, drive or paddle in the Arkansas Ozarks. …
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 the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is to highlight the diversity of paddling terrain that …
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 Black River in honor of Davidsonville’s 200th anniversary on Aug. 1. The history-themed event includes …
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 event. Volunteers are invited to come out and assist with the clean up of the …
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 fun-filled playground. Does exploring on a two-wheeler sound like fun but you don’t have a …
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 park interpreter as their guide. Known for its clarity, the 48,000-acre lake is a water-sports …
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 to exercise or to enjoy nature, kayaking might be just the ticket! Crowley’s Ridge State …
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 Bear Creek Lake…from childhood to now.  I remember spending time there with my parents, grandparents, …
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 the Trip Planner found there to build your ideal Arkansas trip, share it with your …