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Aug 20
- THRU - Aug 21

Geocaching Weekend

Aug 20
- Aug 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park all weekend to immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching. Learn about the Arkansas State Parks geocache tour and geocache...

Sep 10

Fall Fishing Derby

Sep 10
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond #7
Fish ON! Catch your fill of fish at DeGray's annual fall fishing derby. This derby is open to all ages so kids, bring your parents, bring your grandparents and bring ...

Sep 16

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Sep 16
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Marina
Join a park interpreter for a moon-lit kayak tour of Lake Catherine. Our stable, flat-water kayaks are easy to navigate and are incredibly relaxing. No experience is requ...

Sep 17

Golf Cart Safari

Sep 17
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
The Ridges at Village Creek Clubhouse
The golf course is completely different after dark! Join the golf cart safari to discover the animals that come out when the golfers go home. Reservations are required....

Sep 17

Davidsonville Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Sep 17
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Bring a GPS and your sense of adventure and take part in this fun scavenger hunt in the park. Sign up in teams of two and follow the clues to each coordinate in order to ...

Sep 17

Beginning Fishing Workshop

Sep 17
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Fishing is a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors. This one day beginner’s workshop will cover basic equipment, rigging, cast...

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...

Oct 29

5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Oct 29
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center Parking Lot
Thayer Fitness and Mammoth Spring State Park will team up to raise funds for St Jude Children's Research Hospital with this fun and healthy 5K walk/run. Start time TBA. F...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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...


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 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...