New Cabins Open at Lake Fort Smith State Park

While I love sitting around a fire at a tent campsite, you’ll never hear me complain about stoking a wood-burning fireplace in a cabin either. Hmmm, my focus seems to be on fires on this cold winter day; but, what

Spring Break Fun at Davidsonville Historic State Park

Spring break is right around the corner. Time to find something fun and exciting for the kids to do during their time off!  During the school break, many of our 52 Arkansas State Parks will be offering special activities to

Birds and Breakfast at Hobbs

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers just announced a new program series titled “Birds and Breakfast,” and we aren’t talking scrambled eggs and coffee, y’all. Well, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or juice. You’ll also experience a close

Romantic Escape

When it comes to romantic escapes, it doesn’t get much better than this — a room with a view, indoor pool, restaurant, hiking paths and wine country. Use Mount Magazine State Park as your home base while you enjoy the

Take a Sky Tour at Hobbs

According to the folks at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers, clear, crisp winter days make for excellent viewing of the night sky. So pile on those layers and pull on the parka, then head to the park this Saturday,

Watch This Video of the Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

The Battle of Prairie Grove was the last time two armies of almost equal strength faced each other for supremacy in northwest Arkansas. When the Confederate Army withdrew from the bloody battlefield at Prairie Grove on the night of Dec.

Holiday Happenings in the River Valley

You can enjoy the magic of the holidays in the Arkansas River Valley with events such as Winter Wonderland in Russellville on Dec. 19-24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pleasant View Park. View a drive-through light display for

Ozark Folk Center State Park Holiday Concerts

The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View rings in the Holiday season with two special music concerts this week. First, enjoy an all gospel concert featuring the music of the Larry Nelson Family. The concert takes place Thanksgiving

Don’t Miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment on Dec. 1 and 2

If you’ve never experienced the sound and smells of black powder, then this is a good place to do it – the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Battle Reenactment at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. It’s fascinating to

Winter Lake Cruises

Winter lake cruises to view eagles are popular throughout the Ozarks and River Valley. In November, Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville offers free cruises to see our national symbol as well as many other spectacular birds like white pelicans,