Lakes and Rivers

After fishing for two days, eating great food, socializing with friends, hiking, and enjoying my roomy two-bedroom cottage at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, it was time to head home. I was spending the last couple of hours trying to write an article in the inspiring setting from a picnic table on the bank …
The Mississippi River forms the eastern border for Arkansas and is a natural lure for nature tourism in the region. John Ruskey, owner of the Quapaw Canoe Company in Helena-West Helena, is in the midst of a six week venture paddling the Lower Mississippi River, including 321 miles of the Arkansas portion of the river, …
There’s an old saying about the month of March…“in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But March in the Arkansas Delta offers great fun, from musical performances to enjoying the natural beauty the region has to offer. The Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro welcomes Third Coast Percussion on March 11. The …
If you’re interested in getting into fly fishing, here’s a great way to do it if you’re in North Central Arkansas. Greg Seaton of The Little Red Fly Fishing Guide Service is offering free fly fishing classes in February. Classes will run four consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. …
Every January, DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck hosts a special weekend dedicated to learning about birds and conservation. This year is the 38th annual Eagles Et Cetera event, a name chosen in honor of the American bald eagle, which was one of the first species to be listed on the nation’s endangered species …
Did you know that Little Rock is sitting on one of the nation’s largest urban wetlands? Chances are you’ve driven over it or walked alongside one of its many tributaries without even knowing what a valuable resource it is for the capital city—environmentally, economically and recreationally. The Fourche Creek Watershed, which is made up of six major …
If you’re looking for something fun to do over Labor Day weekend, this one’s for you, whether you choose to participate or just see how well you can count the skipping of a rock. That’s right, rock skipping. Serious rock skipping for prize money.  The Great Southern Stone Skipping Championships on Saturday morning of Labor …