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 a "HIGH ADVENTURE" vacation! You'll find lots of great ideas for adventure travel trips and active 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 or explore one of our 52 unique state park options. These are just a few of the many ideas for adventurous vacations in The Natural State. Many outfitters around the state offer guided adventures, gear rentals and more to help you make the most of your time in Arkansas.

Adventure Travel Trips - Fun Outdoor Activities - Arkansas Adventure Travel Guide

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Jasper, AR

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 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 embark on a wild caving tour in underground limestone caverns or search for the many wet and wonderful waterfalls located 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 here from all over the world 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. If you want adventure on a budget, dive into our Deals and Coupons to save some money.