Back to Nature: Love for Arkansas State Parks

My Tuesday blogs are dedicated to experiencing the great outdoors. I’ll feature anything from park events to Natural State destinations worth seeing. Join me each week to get back to nature.
Jill M. Rohrbach
Valentine’s Day is Sunday. While most people think of love between husband and wife or significant others, I thought I’d talk of a different kind today – love for our Arkansas State Parks. The Arkansas Parks and Tourism Department receives emails and Facebook posts from people all the time that want to tell us about their favorite park or a wonderful experience.

I thought I would share a few of their thoughts with you.

“We love all the state parks here. We love the programs that the Park Rangers put on for the people. I would have to say so far that Lake Ouachita is one of our favorites because of the Eagle tours and the Fall Foliage tours that they put on. And even in the other State Parks the Movie nights or the Junior Park Ranger programs or the Dutch oven workshops or the kayak tours or the… Keep up the excellent work!!”

“My favorite State Park is Woolly Hollow. Small, personal, clean, quiet…..We have great family memories there, and even though it isn’t very far from home, it was like being hundreds of miles away in the beauty, natural world of Arkansas as only Arkansas can be! I LOVE this place!!!”

“LOVE Mather Lodge! Was snowed in up there many years ago – turned 2 nights into 4. With the snow and ice, it was transformed into one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been! Every Arkansan needs to spend at least one weekend in a cabin at one of our parks!”

Now go make your own great outdoor memories and take great pride in The Natural State. I’d love to hear about your favorite park or experience, so feel free to let me know where your love lies. Some of my most treasured memories are of our entire family – including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – camping at Petit Jean State Park.

“Arkansas State Parks. Aren’t You Glad We’ve Got ‘Em!”

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