AGFC trout fishing seminars scheduled in Heber Springs

In Arkansas, trout fishing for rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and brook trout is a favorite outdoor activity on the White River in the tailwaters of the Norfork, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Ouachita, and Greers Ferry dams. If you’d like to take part

Cotter Trout Festival is first weekend in May

Get ready for gypsy-jazz, an old-fashioned White River shore lunch, parade, car show, fly casting demonstrations and more on the first weekend of May during the annual Cotter Trout Festival. The fun kicks off from 4:30 p.m. until dark on

Celebrating 50 Years of Jacksonport State Park

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Jacksonport State Park in Newport hosts a 50th birthday celebration in honor of the park’s creation in 1965. The day will feature guest speakers from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as well as the

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

Arkansas Adventure Fishermen Make Memories

Since 2009, a group of guys from Louisiana has been traveling annually to the White River below Bull Shoals Dam in north-central Arkansas. They have turned the week-long trip into more than a leisure vacation, giving the event a name,

Lower White River Museum State Park Hosts Exhibit Opening Sunday

The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc hosts an exhibit opening of “War on the Water, Gunboats on the White River” on Sunday, Feb. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit uses

Eagle Awareness Weekend

Petit Jean State Park Join park interpreters at Petit Jean Jan. 10-11 for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to

Batesville hosts 71st Annual White River Water Carnival Saturday

One of northeast Arkansas’s most popular events is the White River Water Carnival in Batesville. The event celebrates its 71st year on Sept. 13. The event kicks off at Riverside Park at 10 a.m. with the MDA fire truck pull,

A Splendorous September in Eastern Arkansas

We’re getting close, my friends. Fall is approaching. The temperatures will start to cool off, the leaves bring out their autumn wardrobe and you can feel a crispness in the air! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year in

Outdoor Adventure at the Fish Hatchery

There’s something happening on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery in Mountain Home. It’s an outdoor adventure day for kids between the ages of 5 and 15. Activities range from fly fishing in Dry Run Creek and