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Oct 14
- THRU - Oct 16

Women Outdoors Weekend

Oct 14
- Oct 16
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Ladies, open the door to all your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this three-day, two-night adventure, we will offer sessions on basic camping...

Oct 15

6th Annual Half Marathon

Oct 15
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join us for the 6th annual half marathon along the banks of the beautiful and pristine Cossatot River. Challenge your abilities in the mountainous terrain of Cossatot Ri...

Nov 12
- THRU - Nov 13

Survival Skills Weekend

Nov 12
- Nov 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survivor skills workshops such as map and compass, fire starting, she...

Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Avoid the stress of shopping on Black Friday; visit our state park for a pleasant outing. A crisp fall day and a hike on a well-marked trail is certainly a healthier alte...

Nov 26

Turkey Trot Fun 5K

Nov 26
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Administration Building
Join us for a fun way to burn away those second-helpings from your Thanksgiving Day feast! This non-timed event offers a t-shirt with registration and a chance to network...

Dec 03

Christmas Toy Ride

Dec 03
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Village Creek State Park will accept toys (must be at least a $6 value) instead of the daily horse trailer fee today. The toys will be given to the local Christmas toy dr...

Jan 01

First Day Hike 1

Jan 01
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead
Start the new year off with a hike to our Falls Branch Waterfall. It's a healthy way to begin the year taking care of yourself first....

Jan 01

First Day Hike 2017

Jan 01
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Start New Year’s Day on the right foot! Take a self-guided walk or join Park Interpreter Melissa for a mile hike on Lovers’ Leap Trail. After our hike join us...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center Picnic Area

Start 2017 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the trails of Lake Ouachita State Park. Take a self-...


Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
205 Avenue Street, Newport
Visitor Center

Celebrate New Year’s Day 2017, by joining with the park staff at Jacksonport State Park for a special hike along the Tunstall River Walk. What better way to kick...


Mar 01

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 01
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. This hike is part o...


Mar 03
- THRU - Mar 05

Annual Outdoor Skills Weekend

Mar 03
- Mar 05
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Discover how fun playing outdoors can be while sharpening your skillsets at Daisy State Park! Throughout the weekend, we will offer various workshops to help you learn ne...

Mar 04

Arboretum Night Hike

Mar 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Arkansas Arboretum Trailhead

A whole new world emerges as nighttime falls in the forest. A park interpreter will help you explore how both human and animal senses adapt to low light levels. Please...


Mar 04
- THRU - Apr 02

Spring Break Escape

Mar 04
- Apr 02
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Grab the whole family and make your spring break escape to DeGray Lake Resort State Park! There will be plenty of programs, lake tours, and activities to keep you busy du...

Mar 08

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 08
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location
Join a park interpreter and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) members for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please call for lo...

Mar 11

Spring Canoe Float

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile canoe float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear ...

Mar 11

Packing for Hiking 101

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center

New to hiking or backpacking? Discovery what to pack in your backpack for safe and enjoyable hikes along Arkansas’s trails. Advance payment and registration requ...


Mar 12

Ouachita Trail Hiking Workshop

Mar 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center

Have you ever wanted to hike the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, or any of Arkansas’s other backpacking trails? In this session, we will cover advanced hikin...


Mar 15

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. This hike is part o...


Mar 18

Spring Canoe Float

Mar 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile canoe float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear ...

Mar 18

Meet at the Peak!

Mar 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Top of Pinnacle Mountain
Meet a park interpreter at the top of Pinnacle Mountain for short presentations on sights, geology, wildlife, and more! This is a great chance to take a breather and disc...

Mar 21

Sunset Canoe Float

Mar 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch

Take off from the Big Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided evening canoe float. If you have never canoed at night before, this is yo...


Mar 22

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 22
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. This hike is part o...


Mar 23

Sunset Kayak Tour

Mar 23
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for this guided paddling tour on the lake. Enjoy the Delta sky being painted with sunset before your very eyes while you watch egrets, h...

Mar 25

Kayaking 101

Mar 25
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Marina
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided.&...

Mar 25

Junior Fishing Derby

Mar 25
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...

Mar 29

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 29
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. This hike is part o...


Apr 01

Youth Fishing Derby

Apr 01
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Marina
A great time will be had by the whole family as young anglers (15 and under) participate in this annual event. Prizes and giveaways will occur throughout the derby. Bring...

Apr 01

Spring Crappie Bonanza

Apr 01
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
People from all over the state come to Cane Creek State Park in the spring and fall to fish for crappie. This year, join us for our second crappie tournament on Cane Cree...

Apr 05

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for loc...


Apr 08

Coyote Challange Trail Run

Apr 08
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Challenge your will. Challenge your strength. Challenge your determination.

Channel your inner coyote as you choose a distance, 5, 10, or 16K and run through...


Apr 08

Full Moon Kayak Tour of Bear Creek Lake

Apr 08
2955 Highway 44, Marianna
Bear Creek Swim Beach
Kayaking is a great way to experience Bear Creek Lake. The almost-full moon will rise before the sun sets, giving us the perfect setting to view wildlife along the water&...

Apr 12

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for loc...


Apr 19

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 19
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for loc...


Apr 20

Sunset Kayak Tour

Apr 20
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for this guided paddling tour on the lake. Enjoy the Delta sky being painted with sunset before your very eyes while you watch egrets, h...

Apr 23

Spring Canoe Float

Apr 23
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch

Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile canoe float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. We...


Apr 26

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 26
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Location

Join a park interpreter and members of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for loc...


Apr 29

Spring Kayak Float

Apr 29
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch

Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile sit-on-top kayak float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable aroun...


May 06

Kids' Fishing Derby

May 06
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Snack Bar

Calling all kids ages 2 to 15, try your luck in Lake Bennett at our annual fishing derby! A drawing at the end of the derby will be held for some excellent prizes. Tro...


May 13
- THRU - May 14

Mother's Day Adventure Tour

May 13
- May 14
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures may include: kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Du...

May 20
- THRU - May 21

Kayak Tours

May 20
- May 21
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River.  Beginners and hobbyists alike can enjoy viewing portions of this river that can ...

May 21

Spring Canoe Float

May 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch

Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear clo...


May 27
- THRU - May 29

Kayak Tours

May 27
- May 29
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River. Beginners and hobbyists alike can enjoy viewing portions of this river that can only b...

Jun 02
- THRU - Jun 04

Kayak Tours

Jun 02
- Jun 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River.  Beginners and hobbyists alike can enjoy viewing portions of this river that can ...

Jun 03

Kid's Fishing Derby

Jun 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Environmental Education Pond

Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be a casting contest, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes will be given away t...


Jun 03

National Trails Day

Jun 03
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Stop by the welcome center and sign up as a registered walker and walk at least one lap (6/10 mile). The walker with the most laps wins a prize! Registration begins at 8 ...

Jun 05
- THRU - Jun 07

Explorer's Nature Camp

Jun 05
- Jun 07
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This three day, one night experience is designed to introduce kids ages 7-9 to the wonders of our natural world. Campers explore the Ozarks through a variety of experienc...

Jun 09
- THRU - Jun 10

Kayak Tours

Jun 09
- Jun 10
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River.  Beginners and hobbyists alike can enjoy viewing portions of this river that can ...

Jun 10

Annual Kid's Fishing Derby

Jun 10
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBD
Our Annual Kid's Fishing Derby is a free event for kids 15 and under. Gifts, prizes, and family fun await. Try to catch the big one during this fun event. For more detail...

Jun 10

Mountain Fishin' Derby

Jun 10
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
The Boathouse
Hook, line and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. This derby is open to children ages 15 and under. Parents may help, but the kids must do the ...

Jun 10

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

Jun 10
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us as we celebrate Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, where we encourage everyone to bring a kid out to the park for a great experience exploring some of the trails her...

Jun 10

Storm Creek Fishing Derby

Jun 10
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Storm Creek Day Use Area
Anglers ages 6-12 are invited to bring a cane fishing pole and participate in the Storm Creek Lake Fishing Derby. Tadpoles age 3-5 are also welcome. Registration starts...

Jun 10

Storm Creek Youth Fishing Derby

Jun 10
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Storm Creek Day Use Area
Anglers ages 6-12 are invited to bring a cane fishing pole and participate in the Storm Creek Lake Fishing Derby. Tadpoles age 3-5 are also welcome. Registration starts...

Jun 11

Sunset Canoe Float

Jun 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch

Explore the Big Maumelle River as nighttime unfolds. Possible sights and sounds for the night include bats, coyotes, deer, owls, and beavers. No prior paddling experie...


Jun 16
- THRU - Jun 17

Trout Days

Jun 16
- Jun 17
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Trout Days
The White River is one of the nation's finest trout streams. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there is something here for you! Activities include trout cooking dem...

Jun 17

Perch Jerk Classic

Jun 17
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
This two person team tournament is always held the day before Father's Day. One team member must be at least 18 years of age. There is friendly competition but it is...

Jun 17

Junior Fishing Derby

Jun 17
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond #7
Kids, grab your lucky fishing rod and get ready to reel in a “lunker.” This youth fishing derby takes place on Golf Course Pond #7, which will be stocked with...

Jun 17
- THRU - Jun 18

Father's Day Adventure Tour

Jun 17
- Jun 18
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures may include: kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Du...

Jun 24

Kayaking Workshop

Jun 24
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Learn the basics of kayaking; safety, gear, the different kayaking strokes, and how to make a wet exit (optional) and rescue. There will be two hours of dry land and thre...

Jul 20

Sunset Kayak Tour

Jul 20
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for this guided paddling tour on the lake. Enjoy the Delta sky being painted with sunset before your very eyes while you watch egrets, h...

Jul 22

Junior Fishing Derby

Jul 22
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...

Aug 17

Junior Fishing Derby

Aug 17
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...

Aug 17

Sunset Kayak Tour

Aug 17
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for this guided paddling tour on the lake. Enjoy the Delta sky being painted with sunset before your very eyes while you watch egrets, h...

Aug 19

Sticks and Stones

Aug 19
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
For thousands of years humans relied upon bows and arrows, spear, atlatl, and blowgun to survive. Join park staff for a unique hands-on opportunity to learn how to use th...

Sep 08

Kayak and Dinner Cruise

Sep 08
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Lake Dunn Boat Dock
Enjoy a relaxing kayak tour of Lake Dunn. We will have dinner on the shore of the lake and finish the night with star gazing. Space is limited, so reservations are requir...

Sep 16

Kayaking 101

Sep 16
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Marina
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided.&...

Sep 16

Junior Fishing Derby

Sep 16
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...

Oct 15

Fall Canoe Float

Oct 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the crisp cool air of fall on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain’s lowlands. If we are lucky, we will see the start of fall’s colors on th...

Oct 17

Geocaching 101

Oct 17
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Frisco Depot Museum
Have you ever wondered how to get started with geocaching? Well, here's your chance to learn the basics of this fun and engaging hobby! Space is limited and reservations ...