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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!
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
...
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 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 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

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 6 Saturday

26th Annual Bradshaw Memorial Eagles Golf Tournament - Franklin

9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014
PO Box 132, Franklin
Lower Mall
Two-day, three man scramble golf tournament with food and fun at various locations around Horseshoe Bend....
Sep 18 Thursday

31st Annual Senior Arkansas Sports Organization Inc./ Arkansas Senior Olympics - Hot Springs

9/18/2014 - 9/21/2014
PO Box 1577, Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Garland County
Competition recreational and athletic events for ages 45 and up. Includes archery, badminton, bowling, golf, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, race-walks, air rifle shoot,...
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

Range Day - Archery or BB guns - Little Rock

602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
The Nature Center
Test your archery or BB gun skills. Practice target shooting or shoot for the first time. Targets and instruction will be provided. Depending on the weather and availab...
Sep 20 Saturday

Hunter Education Course - Murfreesboro

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro
Pavilion
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a Hunter Education Course at the Crater of Diamonds State Park pavilion, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., including a one-hour lunch...
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 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

2nd Annual Jefferson County 5K RunWalkDance - Pine Bluff

PO Box 7676, Pine Bluff
At Lake Saracen behind Jefferson County Courthouse off Martha Mitchell Expressway at the lake
The 5K is a Fundraising Event to bring awareness to fight Childhood Obesity in Jefferson County....
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 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 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,...
Nov 15 Saturday

2nd Annual Century League 5K - Morrilton

P.O. Box 298, Morrilton
UACCM
This is a ChampionChip timed race. Entry fee is $25 if you pre-register by Nov 1 or $30 the day of the race....
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...
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 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...
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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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....
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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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...
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 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

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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...
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 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 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

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 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 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...
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...
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 ...