One Tank Travels: Rowdy Adventures

We invite you to have “More Fun Per Gallon” in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope these suggestions help you in planning a trip to remember.

Today’s Trip: Hot Springs to Rowdy Adventures in Okolona


Rowdy Adventures, a 300-acre outdoor adventure park ( that includes zip line tours) in Okolona. The park bills itself as the South’s largest outdoor adventure park. The zip line tour takes adventurers on a three-mile tour by harnessing them with all the necessary equipment to soar through the air and enjoy the scenery. 

New for the season is Night Zipping, and it’s the only place in Arkansas that offers this. They light
up the whole course with glow sticks and the option is available by reservation only and on Saturday nights only ( starting at 8:30 p.m.)

As to more details, the park has 14 zip lines and the longest tree based cable run ( known as the ‘Hole in the Sky”) that’s been accredited by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). The park also has some interesting historical ties such as the Old Iron Bridge ( the park is built around the bridge which crosses the Little Missouri River)and the site of a Civil war skirmish.
New for this season are canoe, motorized kayak, and float rentals for use on the Little Missouri River. There is also a rock wall.

The park is open until October 28but a quick heads up that they are open at various times/days during that time frame. From May 28- August 5 they are open 7 days a week. From August 9- Sept. 2 they are open Thursday- Sunday. And from Sept. 8-Oct. 28 it goes back to being open on weekends only. The first tour goes out at 9 ad the last tour goes out at 6 p.m.

Of note, group tours ( those with 10 or more folks) can be booked for any day of the week  during the entire season. To get to the park, take the Okolona exit 54 off I-30. For dining details and more information about the area, click here. For more details on the park ( such as pricing details), visit or call 870-274-3001.

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