Adventure Travel Trips & Fun Outdoor Activities in Arkansas
Download your free copy of the Arkansas Adventure Travel Guide, produced by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Don't wait to experience "HIGH ADVENTURE!" You'll find lots of great ideas for adventure travel trips and weekend getaways in Arkansas.
Refresh your spirit with adventurous vacations in Arkansas. Disconnect from the digital devices for a day or two and reconnect with nature, family and friends in the wonder of Arkansas's natural beauty.
Take a deep breath of cool Ozark or Ouachita mountain air. Revel in the breeze crossing one of Arkansas's great lakes. Enjoy a relaxed family float trip or the thrill of a whitewater or rock climbing adventure. Get a bird’s eye view of gorgeous scenery via one of the several zip lines in the state. Journey one of 250 hiking trails that collectively stretch more than 1,500 miles. Get away from it all in more than 2.9 million acres in three national forests. These are just a few of the many ideas for adventurous vacations in The Natural State.
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With some 9,000 miles of pristine streams and rivers and more than 600,000 acres of lakes, Arkansas is renowned for fishing, hunting and water sports of all sorts, including sailing and scuba diving. Marinas, boat docks and fishing guide services are plentiful across the state and are essential to those adventurous vacations on the water.
Other fun outdoor activities to enjoy in Arkansas include on- and off-road biking, playing a game of golf on designer courses, mining for keeper quartz crystals and diamonds, and birdwatching. The more adventurous can go wild caving in underground limestone caverns or search for the many wet and wonderful waterfalls around the state.
Every season offers something special in The Natural State's outdoors – anyone can build their own escape, from remote and hard-core adventurous vacations to child-friendly romps in the woods. That's why Arkansas annually hosts thousands of families, couples and groups of all ages who've come to reconnect -- to refresh their spirits. Come see for yourself why Arkansas is called “The Natural State” and rediscover your sense of fun and adventure in the mountains, forests, lakes and rivers of Arkansas.