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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 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

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 08

Coyote Challenge 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 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...


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

Moonlight Kayaking Tour on Bull Shoals Lake

May 13
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Join a park interpreter for a relaxing moonlight kayak tour of the shores of beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. We will paddle the shores and coves near Browns Beach, looking at...

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

National Kids to Parks Day

May 20
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg

Come join us for National Kids to Parks Day at Lake Fort Smith State Park! Fun interactive programs and activities are scheduled throughout this day and are dedicated ...


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 26
- THRU - May 27

Kayak Tours

May 26
- May 27
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 03

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Jun 03
153 Dam Overlook Lane, Bull Shoals
Pavilion #1
This workshop explores the rich history of the cast iron Dutch oven and gives participants the opportunity to prepare recipes using this time-honored cooking method. Even...

Jun 03

National Trails Day

Jun 03
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg

Come celebrate and experience the fantastic hiking and biking trails of Lake Fort Smith! This day will be full of guided hikes and hiking programs which are great for ...


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. Prize entry must be turned in by 10 a.m. Try to catch...

Jun 10

1st Annual Reel-em-in Fishing Derby

Jun 10
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
What better way to get a kid hooked on fishing than to fish in a friendly derby? Come on out and join the fun as we fish for catfish, bass, and sunfish in Lake Fort Smith...

Jun 10

Sunset Kayak Tour

Jun 10
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...

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 13
- THRU - Jun 15

Aquatic Adventure Day Camp

Jun 13
- Jun 15
Lake Poinsett State Park, Harrisburg
Visitor Center
Paddle into this summer camp! Kids ages 7-13 will discover the myriad of wonders that dwell beneath the waters of Lake Poinsett, the largest lake on Crowley's Ridge. Lear...

Jun 16
- THRU - Jun 18

Trout Days

Jun 16
- Jun 18
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...

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 17
- THRU - Jun 18

Overnight Kayaking Adventure

Jun 17
- Jun 18
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
James A. Gaston Visitor Center
Join us for an overnight kayaking adventure on Bull Shoals Lake. The trip includes meals and evening programs, as well as information on the natural history, and wildlife...

Jun 18

Father's Day Fishing Tournament

Jun 18
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Trout Dock
This just-for-fun trout fishing tournament is designed for children and their fathers, grandfathers, or guardians. Door prizes will be given as well as certificates for a...

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 04

July 4th Game Day

Jul 04
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Day Use/Picnic Area
Join the park interpreters for a few hours of family-friendly outdoor games! Come ready to eat some watermelon and be ready for a water balloon battle! Even more games an...

Jul 08

Picnic in the Park

Jul 08
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Join the Devil’s Den State Park Interpreters for guided hikes this weekend to enjoy the spectacular landscape while getting in your exercise for the day! Or you cou...

Jul 12

Wild Women Wednesday

Jul 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD

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 location. ...


Jul 15

Introduction to Kayaking Class

Jul 15
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Learn to kayak with an American Canoe Association certified instructor. No experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayak, life jacket, and pa...

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...

Jul 23
- THRU - Jul 26

SWAT Overnight Camp

Jul 23
- Jul 26
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters as we discover Southwest Arkansas’s State Parks. We will be hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. Spend three nigh...

Jul 24
- THRU - Jul 27

SWAT Overnight Camp

Jul 24
- Jul 27
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Kids ages 9-13 are invited to join park interpreters as we discover Southwest Arkansas’s State Parks. We will hike, fish, swim, kayak, campfire cook, and more. Spen...

Jul 26

Wild Women Wednesday

Jul 26
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA

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...


Aug 02

Wild Women Wednesday

Aug 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA

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...


Aug 12

Black River Ramble

Aug 12
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Black River Boat Launch

Join park staff and explore the importance of rivers with a float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along the way for lunch and a tour of...


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...

Aug 19

Junior Fishing Derby

Aug 19
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 31
- THRU - Sep 04

White River Days

Aug 31
- Sep 04
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Celebrate the history of the White River! This weekend’s events focus on the ecology and history of this beautiful area. Enjoy a multimedia presentation of the hist...

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 15
- THRU - Sep 16

29th Annual Mountain Bike Race

Sep 15
- Sep 16
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
What’s a mountain bike race without the trails at Devil’s Den State Park? Come and ride in the race or just enjoy watching all the levels of riders compete....

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 22
- THRU - Sep 24

Men's Adventure Weekend

Sep 22
- Sep 24
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Men join a park interpreter at one of the premier trout fishing destinations in the country for a weekend full of outdoor adventure at Bull Shoals White River State Park....

Sep 23

Junior Fishing Derby

Sep 23
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 06
- THRU - Oct 08

Woman's Outdoor Weekend

Oct 06
- Oct 08
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Ladies open the door to all of your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this 3-day, 2-night adventure, we will offer sessions on basic camping, n...

Oct 13
- THRU - Oct 15

Women Outdoors Weekend

Oct 13
- Oct 15
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
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, hiking...

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 ...

Oct 28

The peRSeverance Run 5K

Oct 28
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Pavilion
Join us for a major fund raising event designed to raise awareness about water safety and drowning prevention. This event is sponsored by Ryan’s Call Foundation an...

Nov 25

Turkey Trot Fun 5K

Nov 25
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Come join us for our Turkey Trot 5K. This is a fun run; no time limit or first place medals. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m.; run begins at 9 a.m. In order to gua...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Did your New Year's resolutions include a commitment to lead a more active lifestyle this year? Start the year right by joining us for a trek on the Ozark Highlands Tr...