Archeology Boat Tour at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area

Hobbs pontoon w Bob RossMarch is Arkansas Archeology Month and in celebration, Hobbs State Park- Conservation Area in Rogers is offering an Archeology Boat Tour from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

The Ozark Plateau is comprised of unique geological features and Beaver Lake provides an opportunity to view them from a new perspective.

Discussion will include:

  • Types of rock formations and the reasons for rock coloration and stratification
  • Comparison with other geological features in Arkansas (Crowley’s Ridge, Ouachita Mountain Range)
  • Why was chert (silicon dioxide) important to Native Americans?
  • Why was fossiliferous limestone important to the settlers?
  • Both settlers and Native Americans used local stone for making tools, war implements/hunting gear, and other purposes

You’ll join Park Interpreter Ben Rawls on this lake excursion. The tour departs from Rocky Branch Marina, located north on Ark. 303, in Rogers. The cost is $10 per person or $5 for children ages 6-11 and must be reserved in advance by calling the Hobbs visitor center at 479-789-5000.


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