Outdoors

Refresh your spirit with adventure travel trips and fitness vacations in Arkansas. Disconnect from the digital devices and reconnect with family and friends in the wonder of Arkansas’s natural beauty.

An often overlooked urban water trail is available to paddle in Little Rock.  Fourche Creek flows for around 25 miles through the southern part of  the city. “I’ve had the opportunity to float Fourche Creek many many times,” said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola during a recent dedication ceremony for the trail. “In the heart of …
Looking for an adventure? Daily guided kayak tours of the Cossatot River are scheduled to take place during the time span of June 2-4 and June 9-10 care of Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes. During the excursions participants will be able to see parts of this famous river that can only be seen by boat. …
Did you know that Arkansas Tourism has a Pinterest profile jam-packed with vacation ideas? Think of it as a one-stop shop for all things Arkansas travel. Inspiring photography will kick-start your daydreams, and our boards can help you plan pretty much any type of visit—from a quick weekender to a longer, statewide tour. Our boards are …
Rogers is host to the fifth tournament of the 2017 FLW Tour, the most competitive tour in professional bass fishing. The action takes place April 27-30 on Beaver Lake and there are several ways to experience the fun. Watch the Take Off Anglers will take off from the Prairie Creek Park Marina located at 9300 …
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 …
What do you do with a drunken steamboat captain? Name a festival after him! One of Arkansas’s most popular (and strangely titled) family festivals returns to downtown Conway May 5-7 for an even bigger weekend of music, entertainment, food, fun, and—most importantly—toad racing. The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5th, with the …
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, …
April 15-23 marks National Park Week and hundreds of programs are set to take place across the nation in celebration of the annual event. Currently, there are over 400 parks within the National Park System, including national seashores, monuments, historical parks, and battlefields. “Each one has a story to tell,” said Acting National Park Service …
April showers may very well bring May flowers, but in the Arkansas Delta this month, April brings music and history to the region. Historic Helena is set to host a new music festival on April 21-22. Long considered an essential destination for fans of the music and legacy of the blues, historic Helena is the …
Shelley Todd, Natural Resource Program Manager for Hot Springs National Park, has sent news about the Dogwood, Goat Rock, and Sunset trails at the park. Sections of these trails have been formally dedicated into the Old-Growth Forest Network, a national network of protected native forests. Hot Springs National Park is the first Arkansas forest to …