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.

Ashdown is located in Little River County, which got its name from the Little River, which flows into the Red River near Texarkana. Little River County is celebrating a Sesquicentennial this year and a festival to celebrate the occasion is set for March 2-3. “In addition to the county being 150 years old, Ashdown city will …
  A range of events are set to take place across Southwest Arkansas next month to celebrate  archeology. Archeology Month takes place every March in the state and this year is the 50th anniversary of Arkansas Archeological Survey.  According to their site, ‘the event is an annual celebration commemorating Arkansas’s cultural heritage as revealed through …
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 …
Wintertime is eagle-watching season, and January brings events and opportunities to go eagle-spotting in Central Arkansas! The main attraction this month is Petit Jean State Park‘s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday January 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We talked to park interpreter BT Jones, who outlined some of the …
Upcoming programming at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers includes a living forest event for families and a fall foliage walk for photographers. Living Forest From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, join Mother Nature as she introduces her many woodland friends. These educational messages will be uncomplicated and easy for young …