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Outdoor activities for adults and kids alike

Arkansas is ripe with outdoor adventure, from thrilling outdoor activities for adults to days full of outdoor fun for kids. Grab a bike and hit up a trail, hop in a kayak or canoe and explore a river for floating or just put on your walking shoes and check out Arkansas for some prime outdoor activities. For adults, there are cooking and photography workshops, survival skills courses and more, while fishing and the many biking and hiking trails Arkansas has to offer promise plenty of active outdoor fun for kids.

Search the outdoor events calendar below for ideas and find an excuse to get outside in Arkansas!
Aug 20 Wednesday

Siloam Springs Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

4/19/2014 - 10/25/2014
116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
The Siloam Springs Farmers Market is an exciting experience every Tuesday and Saturday in downtown Siloam. Between10-20 producers of local items, including specialties li...
Aug 20 Wednesday

Newton County Fair & Rodeo - Jasper

8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
At the Hub Convention Center
Carnival, kids’ day, truck pull, parade, Junior Rodeo and Little Britches Rodeo, Queen's Contest & Horse Show. ...
Aug 20 Wednesday

115th Annual Johnson County Fair - Clarksville

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
1586 W Oakland St, Clarksville
Fairgrounds
Carnival, pageants, Johnson County Idol, live entertainment, home crafts and displays, contests, animal & agricultural products competitions, food, games and more....
Aug 20 Wednesday

Sebastian County Fair - Greenwood

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
P.O. Box 8, Greenwood
Seb. Co. Fair Grounds
Fair with live animals, carnival rides, food, and commercial and home economics. Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. ...
Aug 22 Friday

Back 2 School Splash - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Splash Zone Water Park
6-9 p.m. Kids are invited to slip, slide and dive into the night at the last bash of the summer. Swim & dance to music by DJ Chad Mansfield. ...
Aug 22 Friday

5th Annual Mark Pennebaker Memorial Golf Tournament - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns Park Golf Course
8 a.m. and 1 p.m ...
Aug 22 Friday

Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run - Mena

8/22/2014 - 8/23/2014
500 Mena Street, Mena
Queen Wilhelmina Lodge
Close to 200 hot rods and street rods meet up every year on top of Queen Wilhelmina State Park for one of Mena's largest car shows. The rods cruise to downtown Mena each ...
Aug 23 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
Travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel, and plenty of old-time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ouachita...
Aug 23 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 23 Saturday

Old Timers Rodeo - Dolph

442 Pleasant Valley Rd, Dolph
Rand Rodeo Arena
The Old Timers Show was created to celebrate the greats in rodeo from all over the country. ...
Aug 23 Saturday

50th Annual Charlie Rice Memorial Cherokee Village Lions Club Golf Tournament - Cherokee Village

8/23/2014 - 8/24/2014
108 W. Main St, Cherokee Village
North & South Golf Courses
Men's two-man scramble invitational tournament. Shotgun start, played on both courses in Cherokee Village. Tee time 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit World Services for the Blind...
Aug 23 Saturday

29th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race - Clinton

8/23/2014 - 8/31/2014
2848 Shake Rag Road, Clinton
Bar of Ranch
Chuckwagon races, Snowy River race, bronc fanning, camping, trail rides, concerts, equine clinics, bull riding, non-denominational service. ...
Aug 25 Monday

Susan G. Komen Ozark Race for the Cure - Rogers

317 W Walnut, Rogers
Pinnacle Hills Mall
...
Aug 25 Monday

Think Like a Mountain -- Legacy Week at Devil's Den - West Fork

8/25/2014 - 9/1/2014
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Join us for a week long celebration of the Legacy of Devil's Den State Park. Special speakers and programs will focus on the building of the park by the Ci...
Aug 28 Thursday

Newton County Bluegrass Festival - Jasper

8/28/2014 - 8/30/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
Bradley Park
Join us at Bradley Park for three nights of fantastic bluegrass music. Plenty of great food and lots of fun. Music-filled weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday ...
Aug 29 Friday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Wickes

8/29/2014 - 9/7/2014
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join Cossatot River and other Arkansas state organizations as we explore our loca...
Aug 30 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 30 Saturday

63rd Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark Arts & Crafts Exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...
Aug 31 Sunday

Labor Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for a relaxing trip on Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain looming on the horizon.  A park interpreter will lead t...
Aug 31 Sunday

Labor Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for a relaxing trip on Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain looming on the horizon. A park interpreter will lead this cr...
Sep 1 Monday

Annual 73rd Rector Labor Day Picnic - Rector

409 S Stewart, Rector
Rector Memorial Park
The 73rd Annual Rector Labor Picnic will start at 9 a.m. with a parade and last all day with carnival rides, pageants, live musical entertainment and great food. All proc...
Sep 1 Monday

Big Maumelle Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. A park interpreter will be your guide. Prior paddling exp...
Sep 1 Monday

Tri-County Fair - Marvell

9/1/2014 - 9/6/2014
1794 Hwy 49, Marvell
Tri-County Fair Grounds
Celebrate the harvest with the Delta’s version of the State Fair, including animal and agricultural products, competitions, home-craft displays and contests, talent conte...
Sep 2 Tuesday

40th Annual Little Rock Farmers Market - Little Rock

9/2/2014 - 10/25/2014
400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
River Market Pavilions
Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Little Rock Farmers Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for four decades. ...
Sep 4 Thursday

Retired Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

9/4/2014 - 12/11/2014
14015 Windsor Road, North Little Rock
River Trail Station/Fike's Bikes
This year-round ride leaves from River Trail Station and usually goes up the paved River Trail to Cook's Landing and picks up more road riders along the way. Stops for co...
Sep 5 Friday

Sandwiching in History Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Rozelle-Murphy, Queen Ann style house
Casual bicycle ride of about 20-25 miles. Starts at the Big Dam Bridge at 10 a.m. and goes to the monthly Sandwiching in History Tour at noon. This event is usually the ...
Sep 6 Saturday

Trash to Treasure Community Yard Sale & September Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Farmers Market
7 a.m.-noon. Discover numerous bargains at this community-wide event. A sale for buyers and sellers alike, this is the place to find great deals or to eliminate some of ...
Sep 6 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 6 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 3
Help keep the Nature State litter free.  Volunteers will assist park staff in cleaning up the park, community, and Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway.  Lunch...
Sep 6 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Help Village Creek State Park protect our valuable resources with a morning of park beautification and litter removal. Check in at the visitor center to get supplies, an ...
Sep 6 Saturday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Time for a little cleaning on the Spring River!  Join park staff and volunteers for our annual cleanup of a section of the river, via canoes.  Not for beginners...
Sep 6 Saturday

22nd Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Get your engines ready and join us for a fun nostalgic trip to the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park! The museum invites all hit and miss engines and pre-1960s tra...
Sep 6 Saturday

Big Maumelle Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Prior ...
Sep 8 Monday

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

9/8/2014 - 9/9/2014
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
If you were born after December 31, 1968 it is mandatory that you complete the Hunters Education training course to receive your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunters...
Sep 8 Monday

Crawford County Fair - Mulberry

9/8/2014 - 9/13/2014
P.O. Box 224, Mulberry
Carnival games and rides, food and craft vendors, exhibits, pageants....
Sep 10 Wednesday

United Way Campaign Kick-Off - North Little Rock

516 West Pershing Blvd, North Little Rock
Dickey-Stephens Ball Park
Enjoy free hot dogs, chili, and ice cream. Visit fun and informational booths about the health and human service agencies that United Way supports while enjoying music fr...
Sep 11 Thursday

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
If you were born after December 31, 1968 it is mandatory that you complete the Hunters Education training course to receive your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunters...
Sep 12 Friday

Star Party - Fort Smith

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
The north side of Wells Lake on the nature center grounds will be transformed into an outdoor observatory. The Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society will host an evening...
Sep 12 Friday

Mountain Man Rendezvous/Native American Day - Calico Rock

9/12/2014 - 9/13/2014
100 Main Street, Calico Rock
Museum, Rand Park
Third annual event includes a Mountain Man and Native American Rendezvous in Rand Park, a Walk of Remembrance down Main Street to honor those that walked the Trail of Tea...
Sep 13 Saturday

17th Annual Terry Paul Thode Lupus Memorial Golf Tournament - Hot Springs

3907 Central Avenue, Hot Springs
Diamondhead Country Club
Annual golf tournament for Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, Inc.. 4 person scramble, guys, dolls, or mix, sign up as a team or sign up as a single. ...
Sep 13 Saturday

Kayak and Dinner Cruise - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Marina
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 make your res...
Sep 13 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Sep 13 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 13 Saturday

Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Derby - Bismarck

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 p...

Sep 16 Tuesday

JMBand of NWA Concert - Fayetteville

4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville
The Great Lawn
The JMBand of NWA brings its big band sound to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. The band's 15 musicians, featuring lead singer Susan Wizer, will entertain all ages. Co...
Sep 18 Thursday

Hawk Watch - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive, 3rd parking area
Many animals migrate southward over Mount Magazine in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders have been seen passing overhead. Especially watch for birds of prey flyi...
Sep 19 Friday

30th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympic Game - Hot Springs

9/19/2014 - 10/6/2014
PO Box 1577, Hot Springs
Multi venues
Competition recreational and athletic events for ages 45 and up. Team sport, archery, badminton, bowling, golf, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, race-walks, air rifle sho...
Sep 20 Saturday

Trash Bash - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

Over 300 people participate each year in this effort removing hundreds of bags of trash from our beautiful lakes.  We are excited that this event has...

Sep 20 Saturday

Fall Music in the Park - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Cane Creek State Park invites you to an evening of gospel music in the park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this relaxing, autumn evening of live music! Contact the park...
Sep 20 Saturday

Fall Equinox Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

This event will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about Native American culture. Come celebrate harvest season by parti...

Sep 20 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 20 Saturday

Music in the Park: Featuring For Goodness Sakes - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Amphitheater

Bring the family to enjoy this free concert at Lake Catherine State Park. From gospel to blue grass a...

Sep 20 Saturday

Girl Scout Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
We will offer a full day of water resource programming for girl scouts to earn a Wonders of Water patch from Lake Dardanelle State Park. Registration for the workshop wil...
Sep 20 Saturday

Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop conducted by local botanist Mike Thennes, which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions....
Sep 20 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventures - Wickes

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overni...
Sep 23 Tuesday

ACANSA Arts Festival - Little Rock

9/23/2014 - 9/28/2014
1501 North University, Little Rock
various venues
ACANSA Arts Festival welcomes visual and performing artists, art organizations, and the public to Central Arkansas. The Festival features works by established and emergin...
Sep 25 Thursday

6th Annual Mary's Pumpkin Path & Train Ride - Bryant

9/25/2014 - 11/8/2014
3705 Hwy 5 North, Bryant
Mary's Place
Train and hey rides, bounce house, hay mountain with tunnel, swing and slides, Western town with old fashion shoot out, treehouse, maze and lots of photo ops. ...
Sep 27 Saturday

National Public Lands Day - Bluff City

White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Visitor Center
Everyone is invited to celebrate with us as we look back on years of volunteer projects, public lands, friends groups, partners and stories! Come out and do your part to ...
Sep 27 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 27 Saturday

5th Annual Family Fun Fest - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Dickey-Stephens Park
9a.m.-3 p.m. Includes a family atmosphere featuring live music and entertainment, a Kids & Teen Zone with inflatables, hands-on activities, exciting games, rock climbing...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 Finale Festival - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Argenta Arts Foundation hosts a family-friendly event to celebrate the riders of the Big Dam Bridge 100 Bike Tour at the finish line in Argenta. Downt...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Race begins at La Harpe in Little Rock, and finishes at Main and 5th Streets in North Little Rock. Distances offered: 16, 30, 50, 68, and 100 miles....
Sep 27 Saturday

National Public Lands Day/Great Arkansas Cleanup - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Dardanelle Aquatic Resource Team will host their 19th Annual National Public Lands Day event at Lake Dardanelle State Park. This event brings together thousands of vo...
Sep 27 Saturday

The Great Bull Shoals-White River State Park Cleanup - Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Visitor Center
Help beautify Bull Shoals Lake and surrounding area trails, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Hikers, kayakers, canoeists, boa...
Sep 27 Saturday

Scout Patch Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Calling ALL Scouts! Join us for our Discovering Davidsonville Scout Patch Day. Scouts will participate in 5 activities that explore Davidsonville’s past. From the l...
Sep 27 Saturday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Artists in the Park - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
MacArthur Park
The Arts Center hosts a visual artist day at MacArthur Park. The first two hours are dedicated to children, and entertainment will be provided by Brian Kinder, a singer/s...
Sep 27 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Public Lands Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Help keep Petit Jean State Park clean and litter free! Join us for a few hours of litter pickup and be rewarded with a free cookout lunch. Following lunch there will be a...
Sep 27 Saturday

Migration Celebration - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Valleys around Mount Magazine are natural corridors used by transient wildlife. Southward migration peaks in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders have been seen pa...
Sep 28 Sunday

11th Annual Mid-South Car Club Car Show - Sheridan

2436 Cole Road, Sheridan
Sheridan Jr. High School/Hwy 167 N
All types of cars and trucks. Approx 65 trophies, a concession stand and games for kids and adults....
Sep 29 Monday

J & P Ranch Inc. - Scott

9/29/2014 - 11/8/2014
966 McCoy Lane, Scott
J & P Ranch
Pumpkin Patch, hayrides, a petting zoo which includes rabbits, goats, chickens etc. Horseback riding for kids, playground equipment, picnic area, basketball court and vol...
Oct 4 Saturday

Picnic at the Park - Gillett

Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Main House
Come out for a day in the sun at the Arkansas Post Museum State Park with old-fashioned games, a healthy picnic lunch, and family fun. Healthy a...
Oct 4 Saturday

4th Annual Sweet Potato Pie Bake-Off - Pine Bluff

PO Box 7676, Pine Bluff
Behind Jefferson County Courthouse on Lake Saracen
Featuring arts & crafts, face painting for children. and sweet potato smoothies....
Oct 4 Saturday

Brinkley 31st Fall Fest - Brinkley

217 W Cypress, Brinkley
Music, food and games for children and adults....
Oct 4 Saturday

Gardening Basics for the Fall - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Just because winter is almost here doesn’t mean you must put up your gardening tools! Some of your favorite plants come from a healthy fall/winter garden. Join our ...
Oct 4 Saturday

Fall Harvest Home Festival - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Are you and your family ready for some fall festivities? Bringing in the harvest was a central part of home life that every family shared in early Arkansas. The Plantatio...
Oct 5 Sunday

Fall Festival - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Historic Van Winkle Trail and the Hobbs State Park Visitor Center
Step back in time at the Historic Van Winkle Site. Witness a saw miller, flint knapper, Civ...
Oct 5 Sunday

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as your guide. If we are lucky, we will see the fall...
Oct 9 Thursday

Front Porch Blues Bash - Helena-West Helena

10/9/2014 - 10/11/2014
141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Miller Annex
The Delta Cultural Center sponsors a great lineup of blues music during the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena. The venue is just one block from the main stage. ...
Oct 10 Friday

Thunder in the Bay & Oktoberfest - Fairfield Bay

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
110 Village Ln 2C, Fairfield Bay
Fairfield Bay Conference & Visitors Center
A German-styled Oktoberfest celebration that will be fun for all. A 2 day arts & craft show with over 50 artisans, crafters & food vendors, motorcycle rally and Volkswage...
Oct 11 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Oct 11 Saturday

Doggie Daze - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field
Come to the park for the 7th Annual Doggie Daze and show off your furry friend!  Dogs can enter the best trick competition, largest or smallest breed, or best costum...
Oct 11 Saturday

Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

There’s a chill in the air, color in the trees, pumpkins abound and what’s that? Do you hear the whisperings of ghosts down at Davidsonville? Gather up the...

Oct 11 Saturday

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Outdoor cooking was a part of daily pioneer life. In this workshop, discover the art of cooking in cast iron over a coal fire. Learn new recipes and cooking techniques an...
Oct 11 Saturday

October Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Reed's Bridge
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Oct 12 Sunday

43rd Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour - Sheridan

14015 Windsor Road, Sheridan
Sheridan Community Center pavilion
Rides up to 100 miles with 5 rest stops, traveling through scenic Grant and Dallas counties. Long sleeve tech T-shirt as they last to those pre-registered. Hamburgers, ho...
Oct 12 Sunday

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as you...
Oct 17 Friday

Picnic in the Park - Hot Springs

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

Lake Catherine State Park invites you to plan a picnic in the park. Enjoy the cool weather, the chang...

Oct 17 Friday

25th Annual Eagle Watch on Beaver Lake - Eureka Springs

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
4024 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs
Starkey Park aboard Belle of the Ozarks
Experts guides help site Bald Eagle on Beavers Lake giving detailed information regarding their features and habitat. See the new nest and immature eagles on this 1 hour ...
Oct 17 Friday

Women Outdoors Weekend - Hot Springs

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
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, na...
Oct 18 Saturday

18th Annual Beebe Fall Festival - Beebe

321 N. Elm St., Beebe
Ballpark
This annual festival is fun for the entire family starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be live entertainment, vendor booths, carnival, a food court, an antique car show and a...
Oct 18 Saturday

3rd Annual Paws on Pinnacle - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Picnic Area
Do you love dogs? Do you want to learn more about enjoying the outdoors with your dogs? This event features informative programs about caring for your dog, getting outsid...
Oct 18 Saturday

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Join us in our effort to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We will have children's horse and wagon rides, an auction, lunch,...
Oct 18 Saturday

Beginners' Outdoor Cooking Dutch Oven Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Dutch ovens make it easy for people to enjoy a tasty outdoor meal, just like in the old days! Join us at the Plantation Agriculture Museum and discover how to cook over a...
Oct 18 Saturday

Autumn in Arkansas - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler. The leaves are bright with color and plenty of wildlife can be seen taking advantage of the autumn harvest to prep...
Oct 20 Monday

Photography Workshop and Trail Hike - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Enjoy an evening out with your camera and one of the interpreters at Logoly State Park. Learn how to adjust your camera for the fading light of evening and still get phot...
Oct 24 Friday

18th Annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival - Lake Village

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
P O Box 752, Lake Village
Chicot County Court House Square
Friday night: carnival, live gospel music and BBQ chicken. Saturday: dog show, carnival, multiple vendors, live entertainment, car and tractor show, beauty pageant, 5k, k...
Oct 24 Friday

4th Annual Haunted Hayride - Bull Shoals

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
PO Box 354, Bull Shoals
Rivercliff Golf Course
Hayrides begins at dark with "scare stations" set up along the way. There will be a hayride maze, live music, games, vendors and food....
Oct 25 Saturday

38th Annual Grand Prairie Rice Festival - Hazen

c/o Farmers & Merchants Bank, Hazen
City Park
Antique farm equipment parade & show, food booths, other vendors, children's events & attractions, entertainment, quilt show....
Oct 25 Saturday

Haunted Night on the Battlefield - Prairie Grove

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Parking is available at the east Borden House entrance
The event will include a self-guided tour of informational booths and a historical scene around the Borden House area. Visitors will find stations that focus on different...
Oct 25 Saturday

Woolly Holloween - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
It is time for the 2nd Annual Woolly Holloween! The park will be offering games, free hot chocolate, storytelling, and a bonfire on the beach. Please wear your Hallo...
Oct 25 Saturday

Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Campground
Join Village Creek State Park and the Cross County Chamber of Commerce for the 3rd Annual Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park.&...
Oct 25 Saturday

Scout Jamboree - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts may earn their Indian Heritage Award, available through the Quapaw Boy Scout Council, by participating in this jamboree. Scouts will enjoy progr...
Oct 25 Saturday

Haunted Halloween in the Park - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Firering at the trailhead
Today will be filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, starting at 6 p.m. Activities include trick-or-treating in the campground, a costume contest, hay ...
Oct 25 Saturday

Picnic in the Park - Powhatan

Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Join Lake Charles State Park for a day to picnic in the park. Music, games, and healthy activities for the entire family. Call park closer to event date for details. This...
Oct 31 Friday

Trunk or Treat - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center
5-7 p.m. Several city businesses, churches, sponsors and the Parks & Recreation Department open their decorated trunks and pass out candy. The event provides a safe famil...
Oct 31 Friday

Ghosts, Legends, and the Unexplained - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
CCC Pavilion
What's lurking in the woods at Crowley's Ridge State Park?  Come find out while you listen to Arkansas ghost stories at the bonfire, ride the haunted hayride, make H...
Oct 31 Friday

Downtown Trick or Treat - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Downtown
An estimated 4,000 people attend Main Street’s Downtown Trick or Treat Festival each year. Kids and parents alike enjoy this free afternoon of trick or treating that give...
Nov 1 Saturday

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the beauty of a "tree rainbow" along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain on the horizon. Join a park interpreter for a guided tour of th...
Nov 1 Saturday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Nov 2 Sunday

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Experience the beauty of a "tree rainbow" along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle, wi...
Nov 7 Friday

O.A.K. Camp - Russellville

11/7/2014 - 11/8/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Open to kids ages 8-12 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and continue on Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will learn about our surroundings and discover the w...
Nov 8 Saturday

Classic Comfort Foods Dutch Oven Workshop - Powhatan

Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
Visitor Center
What better way to get ready for winter weather than learning how to cook some classic comfort foods in a cast iron Dutch oven?  Outdoor camp cooking is a longstandi...
Nov 8 Saturday

"Just Desserts" Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Learn about the joys of Dutch oven outdoor cooking and enjoy some sweet treats. We will make a few desserts as we discuss the history and process of cooking over a fire w...
Nov 8 Saturday

Hardwood Tree Museum Day - Fort Smith

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
This second annual event will feature hands-on saw demonstrations, visual presentations about the Ozark and Ouachita forests, and programs relating to hardwood trees in o...
Nov 8 Saturday

November Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Paradise Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Nov 21 Friday

Overnight Hot Springs Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Overnight road ride leaves from Ferndale in West Little Rock for a 50-mile ride to Hot Springs to spend 1 or 2 nights at the hotel. Optional Spa Run on Saturday. All pave...
Nov 22 Saturday

Fall Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
State parks can be great places to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telescop...
Nov 26 Wednesday

Thanksgiving Getaway - Bismarck

11/26/2014 - 11/30/2014
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Gather the family and get away to DeGray Lake Resort State Park for Thanksgiving this year! Stay and relax in the comforts of the lodge or set up camp out in the park. En...
Nov 28 Friday

Green Friday - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Visitor Center
What better way to spend "Black Friday" than outside with your family, avoiding all of those suffocating crowds? Go on a hike, have a picnic in the park, or simply enjoy ...
Nov 28 Friday

Green Friday - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Visitor Center

Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing...

Nov 28 Friday

17th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...
Dec 1 Monday

Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights - Sherwood

12/1/2014 - 12/30/2014
1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Mile-long drive through Christmas light display with more than 90 displays. Donations and/or non-perishable food items are accepted. All patrons receive a candy cane....
Dec 1 Monday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Dec 5 Friday

Dardanelle Christmas Parade - Dardanelle

PO Box 208, Dardanelle
State Hwy 221 Union Street
Our annual Christmas Parade is a great way to kick off the Christmas Spirit. Bring your whole family and enjoy Santa and his many floats, live animals and bands. ...
Dec 5 Friday

Christmas in the Park - Bluff City

12/5/2014 - 12/7/2014
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Visitor Center
Come camp by a warm fire and enjoy the holiday lights throughout the campground. Enter for your chance to win the best decorated campsite. Judging will be at 6 p.m. on Sa...
Dec 6 Saturday

Birding Basics - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Join us at Lake Catherine State Park for a workshop on the basics of birding. There is no cost for the workshop but reservations are required. You will learn about the ba...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life...in the middle of winter!  Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding water bodies host thousand...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life...in the middle of winter!  Pinnacle Mountain State Park ...
Dec 6 Saturday

57th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
1 p.m. ...
Dec 6 Saturday

Polar Plunge - Mulberry

P.o. Box 448, Mulberry
Help raise funds for the Mulberry Shop with a Cop Fund. All proceeds go to buy Christmas gifts for needy children in our community. Participants take an ice cold dunk in...
Dec 6 Saturday

Light Up Siloam Springs - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Downtown
The Mayor waves a magic candy cane to light up the town at dusk, and Santa makes his first appearance in the myriad floats that parade down Broadway....
Dec 6 Saturday

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. The homes of yesterday are adorne...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter at the Lake - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event. There will be programs, crafts, and more. Activities will be going on all day long. The day will end wit...
Dec 6 Saturday

Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment - Prairie Grove

12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
The park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle, fought on December 7, 1862, saw about 22,000 soldiers fighting most of the day, with...
Dec 13 Saturday

December Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Dec 13 Saturday

Christmas Parade - Mulberry

P.O. Box 448, Mulberry
Come enjoy the Christmas Parade down Main Street, then meet with Santa Claus for cookies and cocoa....
Dec 13 Saturday

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that our candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. The homes of yesterday are ad...
Dec 13 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for a hands-on class about cooking with Arkansas's official state cooking vessel. Discover the methods and secrets of successful Dutch oven cookin...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean State Park will sponsor free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day as part of an annual First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. First Day Hikes offer an o...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Huckleberry Trailhead
Start 2015 off on the right foot, with a refreshing hike at Woolly Hollow State Park! Be a part of this national movement and enjoy what nature has to offer. Guided hikes...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Amphitheater
We are joining forces with hikers across the nation to celebrate 2015 with a “First Day Hike”! Let’s start the new year off with a healthy lifestyle for...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a history-themed hike on the Black River Trail. See the historic Phillips-Reeve Cemetery and enjoy scenic views of ...
Jan 1 Thursday

Lake Ponder First Day Hike - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Swimming Beach
Join a park interpreter and get a healthy start to the new year while you explore the natural and historical features that make Crowley's Ridge State Park special. The pa...
Jan 1 Thursday

Dancing Rabbit Trail First Day Hike - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Visitor Center
Ready for a more challenging hike? Join a park interpreter on the 1.22 mile Dancing Rabbit Trail for a moderately strenuous hike that explores the hills and valleys of th...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead
State parks across the U.S. celebrate the start of a new year with these hikes on January 1st. Be a part of the fun by taking an easy stroll on Falls Branch Tr...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Visitor Center
Join thousands of people across the nation who will be kicking off the new year the healthy way and hitting a trail for a hike. Join a park interpreter to hike the Green ...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters as we begin the 2015 New Year by exploring impressive views overlooking Baker Creek, Harris Creek and Cossatot River. This moderate 3.5 mile hike i...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Start off 2015 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the beautiful trails of Lake Ouachita State Park. Take a self-guided walk along the half-mile Dogwood Tr...
Jan 1 Thursday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

1/1/2015 - 1/31/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Jan 10 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 10 Saturday

Eagle Awareness Weekend - Morrilton

1/10/2015 - 1/11/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Join us as we spend two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildli...
Jan 16 Friday

Bald Eagle Tours - Hot Springs

1/16/2015 - 1/18/2015
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
There are few moments in nature more awe inspiring than seeing a bald eagle in the wild. Take a boat or hiking tour for a chance to see this memorable site. Bald eagles a...
Jan 17 Saturday

Eagle Watch Tour - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina
Lake Ouachita provides remarkable habitat for wintering bald eagles. Each year, juvenile and mature birds can be seen among the trees along the shoreline or flying h...
Jan 17 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse

Dutch Ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes ...

Jan 17 Saturday

Eagel Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 17 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 17 Saturday

Wonders of Winter Wildlife - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
Celebrate the Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area! Cure your cabin fever with this spectacular winter event! Activities and crafts for the wh...
Jan 17 Saturday

Scout Patch Day - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Scouts are invited to earn their Parkin Archeological State Park History Awareness Patch. If this patch has already been earned, scouts are invited back to earn additiona...
Jan 23 Friday

Eagles Et Cetera - Bismarck

1/23/2015 - 1/25/2015
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge
Come celebrate our nation's symbol and its many counterparts as we kick off our 36th annual Eagles Et Cetera event. Eagle tours will be offered in abundance over the week...
Jan 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Eagle Lake Cruise
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 25 Sunday

Eagle lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 25 Sunday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 25 Sunday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 31 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to co...
Feb 1 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Feb 1 Sunday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Feb 1 Sunday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Feb 7 Saturday

Sweetheart Hayride and Campfire - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Rd, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take your sweetheart on a romantic hayride through fields and woods followed by a cozy campfire. Blankets and snuggling recommended. Advance reservations and payment requ...
Feb 7 Saturday

Polar Plunge - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
Help support a great cause by participating in the 4th Annual Polar Plunge, hosted by Special Olympics of Arkansas. Contact the park for more details, and help support Sp...
Feb 8 Sunday

Sweetheart Hayride and Campfire - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Rd, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take your sweetheart on a romantic hayride through fields and woods followed by a cozy campfire. Blankets and snuggling recommended. Advance reservations and payment requ...
Feb 13 Friday

Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend - Morrilton

2/13/2015 - 2/15/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Enjoy historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend. Activities such as guided trail hikes are geared toward couples. Contact the park...
Feb 14 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to co...
Feb 14 Saturday

Sweethearts Cruise - Rogers

2/14/2015 - 2/15/2015
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Rocky Branch Marina
Spend a day in nature with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day weekend. Take an eagle watch cruise on beautiful Beaver Lake guided by one of our park interpreters....
Feb 15 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Feb 15 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Feb 21 Saturday

Cast Iron Cookware Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Outdoor cooking is a strong tradition in Arkansas State Parks. Join park staff to learn the history and the techniques of Dutch oven cooking and receive a piece of cast i...
Feb 21 Saturday

Survival Skills Weekend - Little Rock

2/21/2015 - 2/22/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Times and Locations
Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survivor skill workshops such as map and compass, fire starting, shel...
Feb 28 Saturday

Skillets,Griddles, and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
Mar 1 Sunday

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
Mar 7 Saturday

Archeology Day at Petit Jean - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day finding out about the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the genuine Amer...
Mar 7 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
Mar 7 Saturday

Introduction to Bird Watching - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This workshop offers you everything you need to get started on a fabulous journey of discovery in your own backyard. The fee includes a copy of National Geographic Field ...
Mar 7 Saturday

Girl Scout Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Girl Scouts are invited to earn their Toltec Mounds Patch by participating in a tour of the prehistoric mound site and completing a site explorer activity. Scouts can ear...
Mar 7 Saturday

Dutch Oven Baking Bonanza! - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Pioneers relied heavily on cast iron Dutch ovens when they traveled west to settle the frontier. Learn how to use and care for a Dutch oven and help cook up a v...
Mar 7 Saturday

Arboretum Night Hike - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Arboretum Trailhead
A whole new world emerges as nighttime falls in the forest. A park interpreter will be exploring how both human and animal senses adapt to low light levels. Please wear s...
Mar 7 Saturday

Full Moon Kayak Tour - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Imagine gliding through the water in a kayak under the light of a full moon. The cool breeze barely stirring the water revealing the reflections of the cypress trees and ...
Mar 12 Thursday

Thursday Morning Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

10009 Raymond Drive, North Little Rock
River Trail Station
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional coffee stop. ...
Mar 14 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle Boat Launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advanced payment and registration is required....
Mar 14 Saturday

Packing for HIking 101 - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come learn what to pack in your backpack for a safe and enjoyable hike along Arkansas's trails. Advance payment and registration are required....
Mar 15 Sunday

Ouachita Trail Hiking Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Have you ever wanted to hike the Ouachita Trail or any of Arkansas's other backpacking trails? Join us as we cover advanced hiking information for those who wish to hike...
Mar 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great time to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer while the rest are preparing for the long journey ...
Mar 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great time to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer while the rest are preparing for the long journey ...
Mar 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great time to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer while the rest are preparing for the long journey ...
Mar 16 Monday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

3/16/2015 - 3/17/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Lakeview Room of Visitor Center
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must h...
Mar 20 Friday

47th Annual Jonquil Festival - Washington

3/20/2015 - 3/22/2015
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park. This three-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas! Thousands of jon...
Mar 20 Friday

Cold-Blooded Critter Weekend - Mountainburg

3/20/2015 - 3/22/2015
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us for an awesome weekend of programs as we celebrate all things reptilian and amphibian. View snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles, and alligators up close a...
Mar 20 Friday

Spring Break - Russellville

3/20/2015 - 3/29/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
School's out, state parks are in. The park will offer a variety of programs and activities all week as we discover the many signs in nature that signal the coming of spri...
Mar 21 Saturday

Bluebird Day - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Depot Museum / Pavilion
Learn about the eastern bluebird and become a bluebird landlord by building your own box for the birds. The Spring River Sportman's Club & Ozark Mountain Cedar Produc...
Mar 21 Saturday

Archeology Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
March is Arkansas Archeology Month! Archeology has played an important role in what we know about the town of Davidsonville. To highlight the work that has been done in t...
Mar 21 Saturday

25th Annual Kite Fest - Eureka Springs

1 Spring Street, Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. bring or buy kites to fly on the main plateau at TCWR, concession stands available. Fun for all ages....
Mar 21 Saturday

Arkansas Archeology Month -Spring Equinox Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

The Plum Bayou Culture built this unique mound complex over 1,000 years ago. Activities at this ceremonial center may have ...

Mar 21 Saturday

Meet at the Peak - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Trail Head
Climb the mountain and then meet a park interpreter at the top for short presentations on sights, geology, wildlife, and more!...
Mar 21 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle Boat Launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advanced payment and registration are required....
Mar 21 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
The coals are hot and the cast iron Dutch ovens are oiled. Join this workshop and learn the techniques of cooking outside with cast iron cookware, a longtime state park t...
Mar 22 Sunday

Kite Flying Competition - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Overflow Parking Area
Do you have a kite that flies high? Bring your kite for some fun competition in the park....
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advanced payment and registration are required....
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Break Extravaganza 2015 - Mountainburg

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Celebrate the arrival of spring the Lake Fort Smith State Park way: kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, boating--we're doing it all! Join us for great outdoor fun in the b...
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Break in the Park - Mena

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Are you looking for something to do during spring break? Come to the top of Rich Mountain to explore the uniqueness of your park. Temperatures are seven to ten degrees co...
Mar 23 Monday

Arkansas Spring Break Week - Morrilton

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Daily, family friendly programs, including some evening activities, will be scheduled during Arkansas Spring Break Week. These may include guided nature hikes, games, tou...
Mar 23 Monday

Arkansas Spring Break Week - McNeil

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Arkansas Spring Break Week is the perfect time to visit Logoly State Park with your family. Guided trail hikes and nature programs will be offered all week. Enjoy the ref...
Mar 24 Tuesday

Sunset Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Take off from the Big Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided evening canoe float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Mar 25 Wednesday

Mini-Day Camp - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come and try a Pinnacle Mountain day camp for a day. See if your child would like to spend a full week with us in one of our summer day camps. Activities will include n...
Mar 26 Thursday

Mini-Day Camp - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come and try a Pinnacle Mountain day camp for a day. See if your child would like to spend a full week with us in one of our summer day camps. Activities will include n...
Mar 26 Thursday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend some quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of ...
Mar 27 Friday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend some quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of ...
Mar 27 Friday

14th Annual Knap-In - Mammoth Spring

3/27/2015 - 3/28/2015
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Join us near the ball field to watch knappers demonstrating the primitive art of making and using stone tools and arrowheads. This is a great opportunity to watch and lea...
Mar 28 Saturday

Edible Plants of Logoly - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Have you ever thought about being lost and wondered what you could eat out here in the woods? You will be surprised by how many common plants can be used ...
Mar 28 Saturday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend some quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of ...
Mar 28 Saturday

Kids Campfire Cooking - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Cooking over a campfire is part of the fun of camping. Join the park interpreter to learn how to make your own treats over the open fire, then enjoy eating your creations...
Mar 28 Saturday

Junior Fishing Derby - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, 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 30 Monday

20th Annual Health Care For Homeless Veterans Golf Tournament - Little Rock

1000 Main Street, Little Rock
Rebsamen Park Golf Course
Sponsored by Scipio A. Jones National Alumni to benefit Homeless Veterans, this is a 3 Person Scramble. ...
Apr 1 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Join a park interpreter and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) for a ladies hike on one of Pinnnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This ...
Apr 3 Friday

Herbal Field Trip and Medicinal Workshop - Mountain View

4/3/2015 - 4/4/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Demonstrations and hands-on instruction to build your knowledge base of beneficial plants. An Herbal Luncheon is incl...
Apr 3 Friday

Great Escape Weekend and Easter Egg Hunt - Morrilton

4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Celebrate spring and the great outdoors at our Great Escape Weekend! Enjoy free nature-related and family-oriented activities. The celebration will conclude with an Easte...
Apr 3 Friday

Annual Easter Event Weekend - Kirby

4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Join us at Daisy State Park for our 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Introduce your group to Daisy State Park, your camping neighbors, and the great outdoors with this challe...
Apr 4 Saturday

8th Annual "Cookin' With Coals" Cook-off - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Get your coals started and recipes ready! It's time for a Dutch oven cooking competition. Teams of 2-3 people will cook breads, main dishes, and desserts to be judged by ...
Apr 4 Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
This event is sponsored by the Star City Women’s League and children under the age of 12 are able to hunt for prize-filled eggs. The egg toss is open to teams of tw...
Apr 4 Saturday

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Helena-West Helena

Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Helena-West Helena
Visitor Center Parking Lot
The easter bunny has paid a visit to Delta Heritage Trail State Park and has hidden eggs all along our trail! Kids ages 0 - 12 are more than welcome to join in on the hun...
Apr 4 Saturday

Easter Celebration - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center

Apr 4 Saturday

Feathered Flyers Weekend - Little Rock

4/4/2015 - 4/5/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
It's all for the birds! Programs all weekend will feature our feathered friends, including hummingbirds, raptors, waterfowl, backyard birds, and more! Contact the park ...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Island Extravaganza - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Join us in the park on Lodge Island for an Easter weekend full of family friendly, Easter-inspired programs, crafts and games!...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Scramble - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Thousands of eggs with prizes and candy have been left at the park by the Easter Bunny and his helpers, the Spring River Lions Club members. Kids 10 years old and younger...
Apr 7 Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Murray Park and Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional coffee stop. ...
Apr 9 Thursday

Thursday Morning Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

10009 Raymond Drive, North Little Rock
River Trail Station
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional coffee stop. Starts at 9:00 a.m. until it gets hot....
Apr 11 Saturday

"Now We're Cookin" - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking while preparing 3-4 dishes. We cook it and then we eat it! Registration fee of $20 is required and due by April 4th. Please call (8...
Apr 11 Saturday

Park Day at Historic Washington - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse Visitor Center
Contribute to the future by protecting our past. Join park staff and volunteers as they work on cleanup and preservation projects throughout Washington. This is your chan...
Apr 11 Saturday

Kayak Tour - Helena-West Helena

Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Helena-West Helena
Visitor Center
Come explore the calm waters and grand cypress trees of Old Town Lake. Space is limited so please call the park at (870) 572-2352 at least 2 days before the tour to make ...
Apr 11 Saturday

Girl Scout Rocker Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

Girl Scouts are invited to earn three of the six rockers that fit around their Toltec Mounds Girl Scout Day Patch. Girls will spend the day participa...

Apr 11 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle Boat Launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Apr 11 Saturday

Pioneer Living History Weekend - Pocahontas

4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Davidsonville is turning 200! Founded in 1815, the town served as the county seat of Lawrence County until 1829. Join us in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the town'...
Apr 12 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journ...
Apr 12 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journ...
Apr 12 Sunday

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
Apr 14 Tuesday

Wildflower Week - Morrilton

4/14/2015 - 4/19/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Discover the colorful heralds of spring at Arkansas’s first state park! Wildflower related talks, guided walks, and other programs will be offered. Weekday programs...
Apr 17 Friday

A.C.E. Camp - Russellville

4/17/2015 - 4/18/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Aquatic Conservation Experience, A.C.E. Camp kicks off on Friday evening with a behind-the-scenes tour of the park aquariums, activities, and dinner around the campfire. ...
Apr 17 Friday

1800s Mountain Man Rendezvous - Greenbrier

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Cabin
Arkansas was the edge of the American frontier in the early 1800s. Witness the rugged life of explorers and trappers at this time as reenactors dress in traditional perio...
Apr 17 Friday

Ozark Springtime Wildflower Weekend - Bull Shoals

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Enjoy the beauty of springtime wildflowers in the Ozarks! Activities include guided wildflower walks, craft projects, children's programs, lake cruises, evening slide sho...
Apr 18 Saturday

Stardaze 5K - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
The Stardaze Festival in Star City is the state’s largest free festival. Start your festival day off with a brisk run or walk at Cane Creek State Park Stardaze 5K. ...
Apr 18 Saturday

Medicinal Plants Workshop - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Have you ever wondered what your great-grandparents used to treat a fever? Are you curious about how Native Americans used plants to treat or prevent illness? Have ...
Apr 18 Saturday

Geocaching 101 - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Geocaching is a fun and exciting way to spend some time outdoors with family and friends. Practice using a GPS unit and locating hidden caches in this workshop. GPS units...
Apr 18 Saturday

Trail Work Day - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to Mother Nature for all she does for you. Place your mark at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by helping to beautify your favorite centra...
Apr 18 Saturday

Earth Day Celebration - Bull Shoals

4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Our world today is one of rapid changes. Growing energy demand and environmental issues like global warming have made it more important then ever for us to learn abo...
Apr 18 Saturday

Spring Blooms and Bugs - Wynne

4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us for a celebration of the wonderful blooms and bugs of spring. We will have guided hikes, presentations, crafts, and games to celebrate the wildflowers and bugs fo...
Apr 19 Sunday

Earth Day Celebrations - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to "going green"! Contact the park for a line-up of programs about the planet and r...
Apr 24 Friday

Conservation School Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
State parks as well as other agencies and individuals work tirelessly behind the scenes to preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources. Students will meet sta...
Apr 25 Saturday

Edible and Medicinal Plants - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop, which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions. Advance payment and registration are re...
Apr 25 Saturday

Ouachita Trail 50 Mile/50K Race - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
The Ouachita 50 is an endurance race that starts at nearby Maumelle Park and runs through Pinnacle Mountain State Park before continuing out and back on the Ouachita Nati...
Apr 25 Saturday

Scalies & Slimies of Arkansas - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Come to the pavilion to look at and learn about some of the reptiles and amphibians of the area. Frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, snakes, lizards, and more will be on ...
Apr 25 Saturday

Founders Day - Mountainburg

Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us as we celebrate the intrepid pioneers that settled the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks. Learn about the families that settled this region, their traditions,...
Apr 26 Sunday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Apr 30 Thursday

Pickin' in the Park - Wynne

4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Camp Area A
Pickin' in the Park is a music festival unlike any other. There are no set bands or set performance times, but there will be music throughout the day, every day. You are ...
May 1 Friday

Ozark Birders' Springtime Retreat - Bull Shoals

5/1/2015 - 5/3/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
See springtime birds in action! Activities for everyone from beginner to advanced birders are available including guided walks, evening programs, basic birding clinics, l...
May 2 Saturday

Spring Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River in springtime from one of the park's kayaks. This guided 4-1/2 mile float will provide an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections ...
May 2 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Snack Bar
Teens and kids 15 and younger, 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. Trophi...
May 2 Saturday

Herb & Plant Sale - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Come see the herb garden and pick up a few plants for your garden or containers. Members of the 21st Century Club will be available to answer questions and help you pick ...
May 2 Saturday

Resource Rendezvous Bicycle Rally - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park will be hosting a bicycle rally as part of the annual Resource Rendezvous event. Join us in celebrating the great outdoors. This bicycle rally ...
May 2 Saturday

Scout Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

This special day is designed to help Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts earn their Indian Heritage Award available through the Quapaw Boy Scout Council office. Activities inclu...

May 3 Sunday

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
May 7 Thursday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 8 Friday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 9 Saturday

Tourism Day - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Join us at the welcome center to celebrate National Tourism Week. The fun begins at 10 a.m. with free balloons, refreshments, prize drawings, and music. Grand p...
May 9 Saturday

Cane Creek Timberland - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 2
This is the third Annual Cane Creek Timberland Bike Race. The race course is eight miles of fast-moving trails that run through the first hills of the Gulf Coastal Plain....
May 9 Saturday

Mother's Day Dutch Oven Breakfast Feast - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Celebrate Mother's Day by bringing your mom to the park and treating her to a cast iron Dutch oven breakfast. Participants will learn how to use and care for Dutch ovens ...
May 9 Saturday

Star Gazing Party - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters to learn stories about the stars that may have been told around the campfire in ancient North America. Don’t worry if it’s cloudy &ndas...
May 9 Saturday

Reelin' on the Ridge Kids Fishing Derby - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
The Pond on 1 East
Village Creek State Park will host a fishing derby for kids ages 15 and under with the help of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision. We have a small pond with easy access...
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 9 Saturday

16th Annual Spring Fling Hang Glider Fly In - Dardanelle

5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle
Visitor Center
Join the Central Arkansas Mountain Pilots as they celebrate the official start of flying season! Watch and learn as they set up and launch from the top of Mount Nebo. You...
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 14 Thursday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 15 Friday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area that includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interact...
May 16 Saturday

Pickin' In The Park - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Bring your lawn chair and come to play or just to listen to a little gospel, old-time country, and bluegrass music at the welcome center. Professionals and amateurs ...
May 16 Saturday

Historic Women's Skills Workshop - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Girl power time! Come learn skills practiced by the past females of Parkin in this workshop tailored specifically for women. Activities will include fiber arts, fire star...
May 16 Saturday

Girl Scout Rocker Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

Girl Scouts are invited to earn three of the six rockers designed to fit around their Toltec Mounds Girl Scout Day Patch. Girls will spend the day pa...

May 16 Saturday

Creepy, Crawly, Slimy, Scaly Weekend - Wynne

5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us to discover the residents of the park that crawl, creep, and slither. We will have guided hikes, presentations, crafts, and games to introduce the most misun...
May 17 Sunday

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter will serve a...
May 23 Saturday

Spring Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River in springtime from one of the park's kayaks. This guided 4-1/2 mile float will provide an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections ...
May 23 Saturday

Spring Music in the Park - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Cane Creek State Park invites you to an evening of gospel music in the park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this relaxing, spring evening of live music! Please contact t...
May 24 Sunday

Bushwackers and Scallywags - Civil War on the Sylamore - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Immerse yourself in the realities of the Civil War in the Ozark mountain borderlands between the north and south. This outdoor presentation begins in the large auditorium...
May 24 Sunday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 24 Sunday

Mustangs on the Mountain - Morrilton

8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Annual show & shine event, all year models accepted. Door prizes and awards presented, food concessions....
May 27 Wednesday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Spend the day on the Spring River having lots fun while cleaning the river up. Park staff and volunteers will spend the day canoeing a section of the river and clean...
May 30 Saturday

Little Maumelle Kayaking Adventure - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River from one of the park's kayaks. This guided 4-1/2 mile float will provide an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections of Pinnacle Mo...
May 30 Saturday

Go Geo-cache Challenge - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Want to see new places at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area while challenging yourself against local geocachers or just looking for something new to try this Memorial Da...
May 30 Saturday

Annual Peak to Peak Poker Run (for Motorcycles) - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Starting Point: Queen Wilhelmina State Park
This motorcycle ride starts at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and rumbles through the Ouachita Mountains to Mount Magazine State Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. under t...
Jun 1 Monday

Great Outdoors Month - Morrilton

6/1/2015 - 6/30/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean State Park's interpretive staff will be offering a variety of activities daily throughout the month of June, with a special focus on the great outdoors. Enjoy ...
Jun 5 Friday

1st Friday Crafts - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Join the craft workshop on the 1st Friday of June, July, and August to explore American Indian arts and crafts. We will make American Indian games on th...
Jun 6 Saturday

War Eagle Appreciation Day - Huntsville

Withrow Springs State Park, Huntsville
Keith Ham Pavilion
Join us as we celebrate War Eagle Creek as it flows through the beautiful Ozarks. There will be floats along the War Eagle, live music, fun educational programs, and...
Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day Walk - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Participate in National Trails Day by registering and walking at least one lap (0.6 mile) around the lake! The walker with the most laps for the day will win a ...
Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Celebrate and enjoy Petit Jean’s 20-plus miles of trails! This day will be filled with hikes and hiking related programs for all ages. Contact the park for a schedu...
Jun 6 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Little Rock

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 wil...
Jun 8 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

6/8/2015 - 6/10/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Village Creek State Park will host a day camp for children ages 7-9. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to get your child outs...
Jun 9 Tuesday

Terrestrials Day Camp - Star City

6/9/2015 - 6/11/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Walk on over to this summer camp for kids age 7-13 and you will find a world of hidden mysteries. No, we are not talking about extraterrestrials, but rather terrestrials....
Jun 9 Tuesday

Nature Explorer's Day Camp - Little Rock

6/9/2015 - 6/12/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
This “nature detective” camp is designed for kids ages 7-10. There are four days of hikes, visiting with live animals, nature programs, and more! Advance paym...
Jun 13 Saturday

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
History Cabin
Bring the kids and let them try out their fishing skills at the park's annual fishing derby. Fishing will begin at 8 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. with prizes awarded&nb...
Jun 13 Saturday

Mountain Fishin' Derby - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Hook, line, and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. The derby will be open to children ages 15 and under. Parents are welcome to help, but the k...
Jun 13 Saturday

Father's Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Bring Dad out for a day on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter will lead a cruise on the park’s pontoon boat to view beautiful landscapes, historic structures, a...
Jun 13 Saturday

Father's Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Bring Dad out for a day on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter will lead a cruise on the park’s pontoon boat to view beautiful landscapes, historic structures, a...
Jun 14 Sunday

Father's Day Sunset Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Big Maumelle River with Dad as nighttime unfolds. Possible sights and sounds for the night include bats, coyotes, deer, owls, beavers, and maybe even the elus...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Plunge into Aquatics Day Camp - Star City

6/16/2015 - 6/18/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Plunge into this summer camp for kids ages 7-13 and discover the myriad of wonders that dwell beneath the waters of Cane Creek Lake. Learn the different types of fish the...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Archeology Daycamp - Scott

6/16/2015 - 6/18/2015
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Campers ages 8-12 will dig deeper into Arkansas’s past and learn that it is not what you find, but what you find out. Learn excavation and laboratory techniques and...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Wilderness Explorer's Day Camp - Little Rock

6/16/2015 - 6/19/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Older children, ages 11-13, will enjoy this chance to explore nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Camp activities may include canoe/kayak floats, extensive hiking, an...
Jun 16 Tuesday

57th Annual Auto Show and Swap Meet - Morrilton

6/16/2015 - 6/20/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
This annual Antique Car show is co-hosted by the Mid-American Old Time Automobile Association and the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage ve...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Petit Jean 57th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet - Morrilton

6/16/2015 - 6/20/2015
8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Over 1,500 spaces available with cars, parts, antiques, arts & crafts, a little something for everyone. On Saturday, Antique Car Show judging begins at 11 a.m. on the sho...
Jun 17 Wednesday

History and Adventure Camp - Pocahontas

6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Looking for something for the kids to do during the summer? Sign them up for this fun and educational day camp. In celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary there ...
Jun 19 Friday

Annual Lake Greeson Days - Kirby

6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Join us for Lake Greeson Days! This event will include our Annual Kids Fishing Derby as well as a variety of contests, programs, and tours! There will be prizes awarded f...
Jun 20 Saturday

Summer Solstice Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Celebrate the arrival of summer with an array of outdoor activities for the whole family. Try your hand at using primitive style weapons, create and tak...
Jun 20 Saturday

23rd Annual Perch Jerk Classic - Jersey

Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Moro Bay State Park
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 gea...
Jun 20 Saturday

Little Maumelle Kayaking Excursion - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River from one of the park’s kayaks. This guided 4.5-mile float provides an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections of Pinnacle Mou...
Jun 20 Saturday

Kayaking 101 - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pedal Boat Rental Area
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Space is limited and reservations are requir...
Jun 21 Sunday

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as you...
Jun 22 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

6/22/2015 - 6/24/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 10-12. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed ...
Jun 26 Friday

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XIX - Paris

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Enjoy this popular family-friendly nature festival with seminars, hikes, plant sale, garden tours, insect exhibits, a live a...
Jun 27 Saturday

Sunset on the Mountain - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Trailhead
A park interpreter will be leading 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 ou...
Jun 28 Sunday

Star-gazing Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, const...
Jul 3 Friday

1st Friday Crafts - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Join us on the 1st Friday of July to create American Indian arts and crafts. We will make and take home a gourd craft. All materials are provided!<...
Jul 4 Saturday

14th Annual Ventris Trail's End Resort's Fireworks Display - Garfield

9484 SimrellDrive, Garfield
Just South of marker "8" on Beaver Lake
The 14th Annual Ventris Trail's End Resort's Fireworks Display honors and celebrates our nation's independence. Listen to patriotic music as thousands of fireworks light...
Jul 4 Saturday

Craft Day for Kids - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Catch a glimpse of what life was like throughout history in Parkin by creating fun crafts. Whether they make an arrowhead necklace to learn about the Mississippian Indian...
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Fun and Games Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Join the park staff for an “old-fashioned” celebration of our nation’s birthday! Numerous fun, family oriented games, contests and other activities will...
Jul 4 Saturday

Independence Day Games and Races - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
Having fun competing at cracker whistling, sack racing, egg carrying, and the watermelon seed spitting contest.  Free ice cold watermelon for everyone to enjoy on a ...
Jul 4 Saturday

Fun on the Fourth - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Recreation Area
Celebrate and cool off on this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park! Join the park interpreters for a day full of wet and wild games for the whole family. There wi...
Jul 5 Sunday

Star-gazing Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, constellations, and satellit...
Jul 6 Monday

Ozark Explorers Camp - Mountainburg

7/6/2015 - 7/7/2015
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Campers ages 8-14 are invited to join us for two days and one night of fun, adventure, and learning. Our amazing outdoor experience includes kayaking, fishing,&nbs...
Jul 7 Tuesday

Survivor Skills Day Camp - Star City

7/7/2015 - 7/9/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This summer camp is for kids ages 7-13 to show nature survival skills in the wild. Cooking over an open fire, navigating a course through open woods, building shelter usi...
Jul 11 Saturday

Canoeing 101 - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Canoes were an important mode of transportation on the frontier and they are a popular form of recreation today. Come on your own or bring a friend and spend some ti...
Jul 11 Saturday

Picnic in the Park - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Bring a picnic to the park and spend some time outdoors enjoying nature. Use one of the picnic tables next to Trapper Lake, spread a blanket on the grass or rent one of o...
Jul 11 Saturday

Evening Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly c...
Jul 13 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

7/13/2015 - 7/15/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 7-9. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to get ...
Jul 14 Tuesday

Discovery Day Camp - Star City

7/14/2015 - 7/16/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This annual summer camp, for kids ages 5-9, will get your child excited about nature with a variety of hands-on activities including arts and crafts, animal programs, hik...
Jul 15 Wednesday

Adventure Daycamp - Scott

7/15/2015 - 7/17/2015
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Kids ages 8-12 who enjoy energetic outdoor adventures are invited to take part in this camp. Day campers will participate in programs on animals and crafts, go canoeing, ...
Jul 19 Sunday

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as you...
Jul 26 Sunday

Star-gazing Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, const...
Jul 27 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

7/27/2015 - 7/29/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 10-12. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to ge...
Aug 1 Saturday

History Canoe Float - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Join park staff for a celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary with a history themed float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along t...
Aug 1 Saturday

Hooray for Herps! Weekend - Little Rock

8/1/2015 - 8/2/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Water snakes, and tree frogs, and box turtles, oh my! Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians this weekend at Pinnacle M...
Aug 3 Monday

122nd Old Soldier's Reunion - Mammoth Spring

8/3/2015 - 8/8/2015
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
A week of fun starting nightly at 6 p.m. with carnival rides, games, prizes, food, bingo, and more each evening. Free access and parking. Sponsored by VFW Post 7831....
Aug 8 Saturday

Watersheds of War: Life As An Arkansas Confederate Soldier on the Line - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Meet some Arkansas Confederate Soldiers and learn what daily life was like during the Civil War. Listen to the stories and see what personal items they found most importa...
Aug 11 Tuesday

Meteor Shower Mania! Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided boat cruise to learn about stars and constella...
Aug 12 Wednesday

Meteor Shower Mania! Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided boat cruise to learn about stars and constella...
Aug 13 Thursday

Meteor Shower Mania! Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided boat cruise to learn about stars and constella...
Aug 14 Friday

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/14/2015 - 8/16/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Mountain View Town Square
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Book your lodging early in the biker-friendly Cabins at Dry Creek (at the Ozark Folk Center), enjoy home-...
Aug 15 Saturday

Evening Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle Pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly c...
Aug 22 Saturday

Kayaking 101 - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pedal Boat Rental Area
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Space is limited and reservations are requir...
Aug 22 Saturday

Geocaching Weekend - Little Rock

8/22/2015 - 8/23/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters all weekend to immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching! Learn about Arkansas State Parks' geocache tour an...
Aug 28 Friday

Daisy State Park 60th Anniversary Celebration - Kirby

8/28/2015 - 8/30/2015
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Since 1955 Daisy State Park has been home to many memories throughout the years. Come help us celebrate our 60th year anniversary with a weekend full of programs and acti...
Aug 29 Saturday

39th Annual Rod Run - Mena

8/29/2015 - 8/30/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
This annual event, sponsored by local business Street & Performance, brings hot rodders and classic car owners from across the nation to our park. ...
Aug 31 Monday

Big Maumelle Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Spend your Labor Day weekend paddling your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. A park interpreter will be...
Sep 2 Wednesday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Morrilton

9/2/2015 - 9/7/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
In 1923 Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundation ...
Sep 2 Wednesday

Village Creek State Park Legacy Week - Wynne

9/2/2015 - 9/7/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Village Creek State Park is a special place for many reasons. Discover the hidden stories of the park, find out why we have a park here, and get the chance to conserve th...
Sep 2 Wednesday

58 Years of Service: Davidsonville Legacy Week - Pocahontas

9/2/2015 - 9/7/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
The town site of Davidsonville has been preserved as a state park since 1957 when land was donated to the state by the Davis family. As part of the Arkansas State Parks s...
Sep 5 Saturday

Big Maumelle Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Prior paddling experience ...
Sep 5 Saturday

32nd Annual Antique & Classic Car Show - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Antique and classic cars will be on display and judged by year class. Gates open at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 11 a.m. Dash plaques for the first 50 registrants. Classe...
Sep 6 Sunday

14th Annual Midsouth Econoline Meet - Morrilton

8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Ford Econoline vans and trucks displayed on the parking lot of the Museum of Automobiles....
Sep 12 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
Sep 12 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Help protect our valuable resources with a morning of park beautification and litter removal. Check in at the visitor center to get supplies, an area to work, and a free ...
Sep 19 Saturday

Davidsonville 200 Geocaching Scavenger Hunt - Pocahontas

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 19 Saturday

Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop, which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions. Advanced registration and payment requir...
Sep 19 Saturday

Kayak and Dinner Cruise - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Lake Dunn Marina
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 make your reservation e...
Sep 19 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Celebrate the beautry of the Natural State by joining vounteers all over Arkansas in cleaning up our green spaces. Place your mark at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by help...
Sep 23 Wednesday

Petit Jean 18th Annual Fall Swap Meet & Open Car Show - Morrilton

9/23/2015 - 9/26/2015
8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Over 600 spaces available filled with cars, parts, antiques, arts & crafts, a little something for everyone. Open Car Show held next to the Museum building on Saturday 9...
Sep 26 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Public Lands Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Help keep Petit Jean State Park clean and litter free! Join us for a few hours of litter pickup and be rewarded with a free cookout lunch. Following lunch there will be a...
Oct 10 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
Oct 10 Saturday

Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
It's that time again. There's a chill in the air, color in the trees, and pumpkins decorating our doorsteps. And do you hear the whispering of ghosts down at Davidso...
Oct 17 Saturday

Saddle Up For St. Jude - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Equestrian Camp
Join us in our effort to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We will have children's horse and wagon rides, an auction, lunch, a barbeque dinner, music, and other...
Oct 30 Friday

Mountain View Beanfest - Mountain View

10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Court Square in downtown Mountain View
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, this unique Arkansas festival has the famous bean cook-off.  You can also enjoy arts, crafts, and&nb...
Oct 31 Saturday

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly activities will be provided, and costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a schedule....
Oct 31 Saturday

Ghost Roast - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Campground
Family memories will be made at Cane Creek State Park this night. We will have trick or treating, games, costume contests, and food from vendors. Stroll through the campg...
Nov 7 Saturday

Overnight Kayak and Backpacking Trip - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Did you know that there are two overnight shelters at Cane Creek State Park? Spend the night at one of these shelters on our overnight kayak and backpacking trip. We will...
Nov 27 Friday

18th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

11/27/2015 - 11/29/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...
Dec 5 Saturday

$5 5/10/25K - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Early December is the perfect time of year for a trail run in Southeast Arkansas. On top of that, the entry fee is practically nothing! Come out and have a nice run, and ...
Dec 5 Saturday

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village and d
Dec 12 Saturday

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our histo...
Dec 12 Saturday

Christmas Toy Ride - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Village Creek State Park will accept toys instead of the daily horse trailer fee today. The toys will be given to the local Christmas toy drive....
Dec 19 Saturday

Christmas Bird Count - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us at Village Creek State Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count. This count is part of a volunteer-led, nationwide data collection event that helps scientists to ...