7 stellar camping spots found across Arkansas

Camping is a great way to enjoy the state’s natural beauty. Many opportunities to pitch a tent or pull up a camping trailer can be found throughout the wide range of geographic environments found here. Arkansas is home to mountains,

Lake Ouachita State Park Celebrates 60 Years

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. “The idea of celebrating the 60 years is really to attract attention to all three of the parks that were brought on at the same time,

October Fun in Hot Springs

October is a beautiful month in Arkansas, packed with many events, festivals and outdoor activities to head to. Hot Springs is among the cities where many options can be found for October fun. The Hot Water Hills Music and Arts

Lake Ouachita State Park Hosts Purple Martin Awareness Weekend

Bird Island is Arkansas’s largest known Purple Martin roost. For a few weeks during the summer, these migratory birds take roost on the island, which is located in the middle of Lake Ouachita. You can learn all about these birds during

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

Hiking at Lake Ouachita State Park

Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking in Arkansas is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Natural State. Arkansas’s climate allows hiking year round and the state’s diverse topography offers

Bird Island on Lake Ouachita

According to the Purple Martin Conservation Association, the Purple Martin is the largest member of the swallow family in the U.S. For a few weeks during the summer, you can see large numbers of these acrobatic birds on Bird Island.

November at Lake Ouachita State Park!

Just a quick reminder that Fall Foliage Weekend is this weekend at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine! We’ve written about the event here and wanted to give you a heads up on two other workshops taking place at

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

Lake Ouachita State Park Begins Tours of Bird Island

Bird Island, home to Lake Ouachita’s  ‘tornado of birds’, is located in the middle of Lake Ouachita. The island is known as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society. The narrow spit of land hosts 30-50 thousand