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Jun 04

National Trails Day

Jun 04
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
In the United States, National Trails Day® (NTD) is the American Hiking Society's trail awareness program. Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the ...

Jun 04

Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 04
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 how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes w...

Jun 04

National Trails Day

Jun 04
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Stop by the welcome center and sign up as a "registered" walker on National Trails Day. Walk 1 lap (6/10 of a mile) around the lake or more. The walker with the most...

Jun 04

National Trails Day

Jun 04
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Beech Ridge Trailhead
In celebration of National Trails Day, the park is hosting a guided hike. Join a park interpreter for a nice hike along the 2-mile Beech Ridge Trail. Remember to wea...

Jun 04

Annual Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 04
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Davidsonville Historic State Park's Kids Fishing Derby is held every year on Trapper Lake. This is a great opportunity to get your kids outside and give them a chance to ...

Jun 04

Hiking Stick Workshop

Jun 04
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Kick off the summer season with an outdoor hiking adventure in Arkansas State Parks! What better way to embark on your next hiking adventure after creating your own hikin...

Jun 04

Sunset Night Hike on Harris Creek Trail

Jun 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters on an adventurous sunset night hike on the Harris Creek Trail.  Sunset night hikes let you experience trails in a whole new way. Along the way...

Jun 10
- THRU - Jun 11

Kayak Tours

Jun 10
- Jun 11
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy guided kayak tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on weather and river water levels. Ages 12 a...

Jun 10
- THRU - Jun 12

Free Fishing Weekend

Jun 10
- Jun 12
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend from Friday at noon until midnight Sunday without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters appl...

Jun 11

Kid's Fishing Derby

Jun 11
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Playground
The park will host a fishing derby for kids ages 15 and under. Registration starts at 7 a.m. A limited amount of fishing poles will be available for loan. Prizes will be ...

Jun 11

Mountain Fishin’ Derby

Jun 11
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
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 11

Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 11
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Ready to catch the big one, or at least tell stories about the one that got away? It’s that time of year again, so break out the pole and your special bait and cast...

Jun 14
- THRU - Jun 17

Wilderness Explorers Day Camp

Jun 14
- Jun 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Older children ages 11-13 will enjoy this chance to explore the wilderness at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Camp activities may include canoe/kayak floats, extensive hiki...

Jun 15

Wild Women Wednesday

Jun 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Jun 17
- THRU - Jun 19

Annual Lake Greeson Days

Jun 17
- Jun 19
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Join us for Lake Greeson Days! This event will include our 27th Annual Kids Fishing Derby as well as a variety of contests, programs, and tours. There will be prizes plus...

Jun 18

Perch Jerk Classic

Jun 18
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 20
- THRU - Jun 22

Lake Charles Fun Fit Day Camp

Jun 20
- Jun 22
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Challenge your kids this summer with Fit Day Camp. Campers play games and do activities that help improve their physical fitness while having fun. Some activities include...

Jun 21
- THRU - Jun 23

Adventure Day Camp

Jun 21
- Jun 23
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce boys ages 7 – 11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting...

Jun 21
- THRU - Jun 24

4-Day Adventure Day Camp

Jun 21
- Jun 24
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Option 1: Wickes Union Bank, Option 2: Scotty's in Cove, Option 3: Visitor Center
Would you like your child to get outside more? During our 4-day camp explore the Cossatot River with hikes, adventure, close-up nature studies, and hands-on activities. ...

Jun 25

Sunset on the Mountain

Jun 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
A park interpreter will lead a hike up Pinnacle Mountain’s West Summit Trail for a special sunset viewing. This is a great hike for the whole family to get outdoors...

Jul 01
- THRU - Jul 04

4th of July Weekend Celebration on the Cossatot River

Jul 01
- Jul 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBA
Join park interpreters for a weekend of fun programming, snorkeling, kayaking on the Cossatot River, and breakfast at the Sandbar as we welcome our coming Independence Da...

Jul 04

2nd Annual Freedom 5K Fun Run

Jul 04
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Dust off those running shoes and join us for our second annual 4th of July Freedom 5K Fun Run! Grab your family and friends to run, jog, or walk this fun, m...

Jul 09

Picnic In The Park

Jul 09
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Mammoth Spring State Park is a place to have fun and be healthy. Bring your own picnic and spend some time hiking, kayaking, pedal boating, geocaching, or pick another fa...

Jul 12
- THRU - Jul 14

Adventure Day Camp

Jul 12
- Jul 14
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce girls ages 7 -11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, natu...

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 10

17th Annual Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 10
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center Parking Lot
Summer is almost over and we need to do a little fun cleaning on Spring River! Join park staff and volunteers for this annual cleanup. Not for beginners! Canoes provided ...

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...


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 ...