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Get active in Arkansas! Rodeos, kayaking adventures, horse racing at the Oaklawn race track and even bathtub races offer visitors the chance to be a spectator or active participant. You can run, hike, bike and paddle your way across the Natural State with these sporting events or explore some of the best fishing lakes around with your rod and reel.

Search below to find action-packed sporting events across the state, from heart-pounding horse racing at the Oaklawn race track to lighthearted fun at the bathtub races in Hot Springs. Start planning today!
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 2 Friday

Garland County Athletic Association Spa City Classic Tournament - Hot Springs

1/2/2015 - 1/3/2015
134 Convention Blvd\, Hot Springs
Bank of the Ozarks Arena
The first tipoff each day will be at 10 am and the last game of the day tipoff should be around 8:30 pm each night. Proceeds from this event will go towards the 14 schola...
Jan 9 Friday

2015 Annual Live Racing Season at Oaklawn - Hot Springs

1/9/2015 - 4/11/2015
2705 Central Avenue, Hot Springs
The thoroughbred world is focused on Hot Springs' world famous Oaklawn Park. Races are Thursday through Sunday. Post times are 1:30pm weekdays and 1:00pm Sunday. Arkan...
Jan 10 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dres...
Jan 24 Saturday

Mardi Gras National Cheer Competition - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Bank of the Ozarks Arena
Welcome to the most unique, exciting Cheerleading Competition around. Mardi Gras Spirit Events challenges cheer and dance athletes to a competition judged by some of the ...
Feb 14 Saturday

The Van Davis Memorial 5K Walk/Run - Hot Springs

101 College Dr. , Hot Springs
Located in Whittington Park in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.Register now as a Runner, Walker, or as a virtual participant. NPCC Foundation....
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 4 Wednesday

SEC 2015 Women's Basketball Tournament - North Little Rock

3/4/2015 - 3/8/2015
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Verizon Arena
The Southeastern Conference has awarded the 2015 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament to North Little Rock, Ark. Verizon Arena will host the women’s tournament for the fourt...
Mar 6 Friday

Arkansas State Golden Gloves Tournament - North Little Rock

3/6/2015 - 3/7/2015
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
The Mid-South Golden Gloves Boxing Association and the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Center will host the Arkansas State Golden Gloves Tournament....
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

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 7 Saturday

Spring Breaks Begin - West Fork

3/7/2015 - 3/29/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
It's spring in the Ozarks....schools are out and state parks are in! Join park staff and special guests during the month for special programs that every member of the fam...
Mar 9 Monday

Spring Break - Mountain Pine

3/9/2015 - 3/29/2015
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visistor Center
We have the cure for your spring fever! There will be lots of recreational opportunities including kayaking tours, lake tours, nature programs, hikes, games, crafts, and ...
Mar 11 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join Park Interpreter Gillian for a “Wild” Women’s Hike at Pinnacle Mountain! This afternoon’s hike is on the Rocky Valley Trail. The Rocky Valley...
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 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

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 20 Friday

Spring Break - Wickes

3/20/2015 - 3/30/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBA
Spend your Spring Break at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Enjoy primitive camping, daily and evening programming schedule for owl prowls, hikes, cast iron cookwa...
Mar 21 Saturday

Cast Iron Cookware Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Outdoor cooking is a strong tradition in state parks. Join park staff to learn the history and the techniques of Dutch oven cooking and receive a piece of cast iron cookw...
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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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

Ozark Mountain Bike Fest - West Fork

4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Fossil Flats Trailhead in Area A
Spring time in the Ozarks means it’s time to hit the bike trails. Join the park staff for a fun weekend on the bike trails. There’s fun to be discovered by al...
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

Delta Region Volleyball Championship - Hot Springs

4/4/2015 - 4/5/2015
Delta Region Volleyball , Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
The Delta Region Volleyball Association is a liaison corporation to USA Volleyball (USAV) and is designed to foster and conduct area, state, regional and national amateur...
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 9 Thursday

Mid-South Golden Gloves Tournament - North Little Rock

4/9/2015 - 4/11/2015
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Hosted by the Mid-South Golden Gloves Boxing Association and the North Little Rock’s Parks and Recreation Center. Champions from Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas compete...
Apr 11 Saturday

Geocache Dutch Oven Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters, armed with your GPS (if you do not have one we will have a few to borrow for this workshop) to find your way around the park to uncover clues to g...
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

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

2nd Annual RussVegas Half Marathon - Russellville

708 West Main, Russellville
Historic Downtown
13.1 Mile Race: music, aid stations, medical and volunteer support throughout the course, finish line celebration with music-food-inflatables-vendors, goody bags for all ...
Apr 11 Saturday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
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

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

Kayak Day Trip - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina Boat Ramp
Paddle the shorelines of Lake Ouachita with a park interpreter as your guide. Here's your opportunity to experience the lake in a unique way. No prior paddling experience...
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 24 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 26 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 1 Friday

4th Annual $75,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge - Hot Springs

5/1/2015 - 7/31/2015
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
The 2015 $75,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge will begin at 6 a.m. on May 1 and end at 5 p.m. on July 31. Tagged prize fish will be released into Lakes Hamilton and Cath...
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

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

8th Annual Chamber of Commerce 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk - Marion

13 Military Road, Marion
Marion Sports Complex
Starting at 5 p.m., live music, children's activities, professional results with Stearns Race Timing....
May 2 Saturday

Dutch Oven Workshop: Camp Favorites - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 2
Get ready for a great summer outdoors and learn how to season, care for, and cook in a cast iron Dutch oven. Once a necessity for daily pioneer life, the Dutch oven has n...
May 2 Saturday

Cossatot River Spring Festival - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area has invited local and state educational representatives with booths and programs for the young and old to explore....
May 2 Saturday

Birder Weekend - West Fork

5/2/2015 - 5/3/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Join park staff and various bird enthusiasts as you discover the flying creatures that call the park their home. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birder you w...
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 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

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

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

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 9 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...
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 15 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 16 Saturday

10th Annual Syllamo's Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge - Mountain View

P.O. Box 133, Mountain View
40+ miles of awesome mountain biking through the beautiful Ozark Mountains offering changing scenery and beautiful views of the White River Valley and Sylamore Creek Vall...
May 16 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 16 Saturday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
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 17 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 21 Thursday

Talimena Motorcycle Rally "Cruisin For St. Jude" - Texarkana

5/21/2015 - 5/24/2015
PO Box 739, Texarkana
Arkansas Convention Center
Motorcycle Rally with two group rides, five places, points run, five meals (included with registration fee), two bands & prizes. Proceeds benefiting St. Jude's Research H...
May 22 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 22 Friday

Memorial Day Weekend - Mena

5/22/2015 - 5/24/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Join us for a weekend of fun as we start our summer season. Fun filled nature and history-related programs will be available for the whole family. Contact the park for 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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 23 Saturday

Fishing on the Ridge Derby - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Walcott Lake

Bring your fishing pole, bait, and enthusiasm to put your fishing skills to the test! Walcott Lake will be stocked with hundreds of catfish courtesy ...

May 23 Saturday

Memorial Day Madness - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Lake Ponder Swimming Beach
Bring your friends and family to Crowley’s Ridge State Park and kick off the start of summer with recreational activities, interpretive programs, swimming, and peda...
May 23 Saturday

Memorial Day Celebration - Bull Shoals

5/23/2015 - 5/25/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This weekend will be filled with activities for the entire family as we remember and honor those who gave their lives protecting the freedom of our country, as well as th...
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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 25 Monday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 29 Friday

Monster Trucks - Springdale

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015
1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Monster Trucks roar into Springdale at Parsons Stadium at 7:30. Friday from 6:00-7:00 there will be a free pit party! ...
May 30 Saturday

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Baseball Tournament - Nashville

1301 West Johnson Street, Nashville
Nashville City Park
Large youth baseball tournament at the park....
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

Annual Peak to Peak Poker Run - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Starting Point: Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge
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 2 Tuesday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
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...
Jun 2 Tuesday

Cossatot River Adventure Day Camp - Wickes

6/2/2015 - 6/4/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Would you like your child to get outside more? During our three-day camp we will explore the Cossatot River with hikes, adventures, close-up nature studies, hands on acti...
Jun 4 Thursday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
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...
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

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament - Greenwood

#16 Town Square, Greenwood
This is a 4-person scramble. Money for 1st and 2nd places for each flight winners. Lots of door prizes, free lunch....
Jun 6 Saturday

Annual Commissary Kiwanis Fishing Derby - Fort Smith

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
Ages 2-15 are invited to participate. Check in begins at 8 a.m. with weigh-in at 11 a.m. and lots of prizes....
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 - 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

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 ...
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 6 Saturday

Hiking Stick Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Kick off the summer season with an outdoor hiking adventure in Arkansas State Parks! What better way to embark on your next hiking adventure after creating your own hikin...
Jun 6 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jun 6 Saturday

Summer Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
State parks can be a great place to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telesco...
Jun 6 Saturday

Free Kid's Fishing Derby - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center

Logoly State Park is proud to announce the Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby. The derby is open to children ages 5 to 15. Small children will be allowed to have an...

Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Here it is! It rolls around just once a year. One day set aside to celebrate our nation's trails by getting out and hiking, biking, paddling, or some other form of transp...
Jun 7 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 8 Monday

Explorers Nature Camp - Bull Shoals

6/8/2015 - 6/10/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This three day, one night experience is designed to introduce kids ages 7-9 to the wonders of our natural world. Campers explore the Ozarks through a variety of experienc...
Jun 8 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session I - McNeil

6/8/2015 - 6/11/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will ...
Jun 8 Monday

Cub Scout Day Camp - Greenbrier

6/8/2015 - 6/12/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Pavilion
This day camp for local Cub Scouts features guided nature hikes, swimming, archery, crafts, and much more! Contact the park interpreter for more details and information....
Jun 9 Tuesday

Cossatot River Overnight Adventure Camp - Wickes

6/9/2015 - 6/11/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Do you want to go on a great adventure? Join Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area on our overnight camp! We will be hiking, fishing, fire building, swimming, and more. ...
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 10 Wednesday

Nature at Night Day Camp - Russellville

6/10/2015 - 6/12/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12 and will be held 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday camp will be held from 3 p.m. -10 p.m. so that campers will ge...
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 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

4th Annual Tri-the-Village Sprint Triathlon - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion
Features a 500-yard swim, 13.5-mile cycle ride, and 3.5-mile run. Participate as an individual or part of a relay team. Registration available online. Even if you don’t c...
Jun 13 Saturday

Survival Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
This survival workshop will give you the edge you need to stay hydrated, warm, and safe. We are going to go through practical s...
Jun 13 Saturday

Phillips County Fishing Rodeo - Lexa

St. Francis National Forest, Lexa
St. Francis National Forest
Ages 4-12 can participate in the rodeo with poles only, no reels. All participating children will receive a prize. Early sign-up begins at 7 a.m., and the rodeo starts at...
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 15 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

6/15/2015 - 6/16/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Jun 15 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session II - McNeil

6/15/2015 - 6/18/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Kids ages 7-12 will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will learn the basics of conservation...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 17 Wednesday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jun 17 Wednesday

Children’s Day Camp – Ages 8-12 - Parkin

6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
At this camp, youngsters will join the staff from Parkin Archeological State Park for three days of fun and learning. Part of the camp will happen right here at Parkin Ar...
Jun 17 Wednesday

2015 National Title Boxing Championship - Hot Springs

6/17/2015 - 6/20/2015
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
More than 350 fighters from around the country take part in the 2014 National Boxing Tournament. All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club boxing program for equipment an...
Jun 19 Friday

30th Annual Fun Day - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
Bring your family and friends for a day of games and contests! Sack races, paddle boat races, watermelon seed spitting, and a water balloon toss are a few of the wonderfu...
Jun 19 Friday

Trout Days - Bull Shoals

6/19/2015 - 6/20/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
The White River is one of the nation's finest trout streams. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there is something here for you! Activities include trout-cooking dem...
Jun 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

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

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

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 20 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

6/20/2015 - 6/21/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...
Jun 21 Sunday

Jr. Fishing Derby - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond # 7
Kids, grab your lucky fishing rod and get ready to reel in a “lunker.” This youth fishing derby takes place on Golf Course Pond #7, which will be stocked with...
Jun 21 Sunday

Father's Day Fishing Tournament - Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This just-for-fun trout tournament is designed for children and their fathers, grandfathers, or guardians. You may win prizes and certificates for a variet...
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

Walmart NWA Championship - Rogers

317 W Walnut, Rogers
Pinnacle Country Club
Official LPGA Tour Event featuring 144 of the top female golfers in the world....
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 22 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session III - McNeil

6/22/2015 - 6/25/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Kids participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will learn the ...
Jun 23 Tuesday

Adventure Day Camp - Greenbrier

6/23/2015 - 6/25/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce boys ages 7-11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, nature...
Jun 26 Friday

Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza - Little Rock

6/26/2015 - 6/28/2015
603 South Pulaski, Little Rock
Arkansas River
Arkansas's largest amateur big bass tournament spans 300 miles of eligible fishing from Fort Smith to Dumas — the entire length of the Arkansas River within the state’s b...
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 27 Saturday

The Great American Backyard Campout - Wickes

6/27/2015 - 6/28/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Come campout in our backyard! Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is a perfect place to celebrate this great American tradition. This event will provide a fun-filled e...
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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Island Festival - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Come celebrate Independence Day with us here in the park this year! Plenty of programs and activities will be offered throughout the day to keep you busy, cool, and havin...
Jul 4 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th 5K Freedom Fest Run/Walk - Greenwood

#16 Town Square, Greenwood
Runners from all over compete with more than 350 participants. A prize is given for the most patriotic apparel....
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 5 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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

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 17 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 18 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 19 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 24 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 25 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 26 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

7/27/2015 - 7/28/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Jul 28 Tuesday

Discovery Day Camp: 3 Days, 5 Parks - Paragould

7/28/2015 - 7/30/2015
Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Visitor Center
During this fun filled educational day camp children ages 7-12 can join Arkansas State Park interpreters to explore 5 different area parks including Crowley's Ridge State...
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 5 Wednesday

Wild Adventures Day Camp - Russellville

8/5/2015 - 8/7/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
This camp is open to kids ages 8-12. Camp registration includes meals and supplies. Campers will explore all that Lake Dardanelle has to offer. Call the park for more det...
Aug 8 Saturday

Buckin' In The Ozarks - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
PBR Bull Riding begins at 8: p.m. Bulls vs. the Bull Riders...
Aug 10 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

8/10/2015 - 8/11/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
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 20 Thursday

2015 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita - Hot Springs

8/20/2015 - 8/23/2015
30 Gamble Lane, Hot Springs
Summitt Arena & Hot Springs Convention Center
The biggest payday in bass fishing features 45 pros and 45 co-anglers competing. Daily takeoff and morning shows begin Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at Brady Mtn. Resort & Marina...
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 29 Saturday

30th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races - Clinton

8/29/2015 - 9/6/2015
2848 Shake Rag Rd., Clinton
Bar of Ranch
Chuckwagon races, snowy river race, bronc fanning, camping trail rides, concerts, equine clinics, ranch rodeo, bull riding, camp cook-off, non-denominational church servi...
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

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 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 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 12 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

9/12/2015 - 9/13/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...
Sep 14 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

9/14/2015 - 9/15/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
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

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...
Oct 3 Saturday

Fall Ozark Demolition Derby - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
7:30 p.m. Fun family night where drivers compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. ...
Oct 3 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

10/3/2015 - 10/4/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...
Oct 17 Saturday

5th Annual Trail Run - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Come join us for the 5th annual half-marathon along the banks of the beautiful and pristine Cossatot River. Challenge your abilities in the mountainous terrain...
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 19 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

10/19/2015 - 10/20/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Nov 2 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

11/2/2015 - 11/3/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Nov 7 Saturday

Overnight Kayak and Backpacking Trip - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
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 14 Saturday

Shelter and Fire Building Workshop - Powhatan

Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
Nature Center
Join Lake Charles park staff as we use hands-on activities to learn how to build a variety of shelters and practice various fire starting techniques. Please dress for the...
Nov 20 Friday

Green Friday Weekend - Wickes

11/20/2015 - 11/22/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Go green before Black Friday by participating in our daily programming at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area and take a look through our gift shop to find some awesom...
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 12 Saturday

Victorian Holiday Ball - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Do you like history, music, and dancing? If so, you will enjoy Powhatan Historic State Park’s annual Holiday Ball. Come experience the vibrant Victorian social life...