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.

The Grassy Lake Water Trail in the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area just south of Mayflower is part of the Arkansas Water Trails system, an Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) project of mapped water trails throughout the state. The route contains a 3.3 mile loop and 1 mile spur trail you can paddle. The …
I’ve fished the White River for a lot of years now and have had plenty of days where you catch a rainbow on almost every cast. Reeling in large quantities of usually smaller sized trout can be a heck of a lot of fun. But I’m seeking quality over quantity nowadays because size does matter. …
An interesting event is on the lineup at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro for June 17: the Prospectors’ Gemboree and Famous Crater Diamonds Exhibition. “Prospectors’ Gemboree is a day to celebrate our visitors, who come from all over the world to search for diamonds in Arkansas,” said Park Interpreter Waymon Cox. “Diamond finders …
May marks National Bike Month and Arkansas has a variety of prime terrain to ride, from the scenic mountain roads of the Ozarks and Ouachitas, to the backroads of the Delta flatlands, to the many urban routes found in cities across the state. “Arkansas has the advantage of all kinds of terrain from mountainous to …
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 …