State Park

Arkansas State Parks offer over 22,000 programs, tours and events for park visitors. While the State Parks are open year-round, some facilities close seasonally. Please check with the individual parks for details. Unless demand dictates, bathhouses are closed December-February.

August is a great time to get out and enjoy the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta, especially from the water. Join the staff at Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas for a Black River Ramble on Aug. 12. Explore the importance of rivers as you float along the Black River from Davidsonville to …
Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena will have their annual butterfly count Saturday, July 15. The park is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, and is located atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak. The count will start and end at the Wonder House on site, a historic vacation home built in the 1930s …
A SWAT (SouthWest Arkansas Tour) Overnight Camp is taking place July 24- 27 for those wanting to explore some of the varied state parks that can be found in Southwest Arkansas. The camp is open to kids ages 9-13 and the agenda includes hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. The camp is a …
Looking for an adventure to do over Father’s Day weekend? Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes is hosting a Weekend Adventure Tour June 17-18. The venture begins Saturday at noon at Cossatot River State Park Natural Area at the Visitor Center. Participants are being asked to pack three bags: one day pack with personal …
June is always a great month in the Arkansas Delta…but this June, it’s the perfect time to head to an Arkansas State Park for some awesome day camps. At Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village, it’s the Delta Discovery Day Camp on June 12-16. The camp starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 5 …
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. …
May is definitely “merry,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month, it’s absolutely “musical!” Village Creek State Park in Wynne hosts the annual Pickin’ in the Park on May 3-6. There will be music throughout the day each day. Everyone is invited to bring their instrument and sit in with any of the bands playing …
May is a wonderful  month to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. These great events offer fun for kids of all ages. If the youngster in your life has ever wanted to learn more about fishing, here’s a great opportunity. Our friends at Lake Frierson State Park in Jonesboro offer a Youth Fishing Workshop …
If you visit Sheridan, a stop by the Grant County Veterans Memorial Park nearby is an option to learn about a piece of World War II history tied to the area.  The memorial site honors the nine airmen whose Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crashed in Sheridan in 1943 and is located at the crash site …