Spring Break Activities at Eastern Arkansas’s Arkansas State Parks

Kimberly J. Williams
Many schools will be out for Spring Break next week, and if you’re looking for something to do with the kids, many of eastern Arkansas’s Arkansas State Parks have some great activities and workshops planned.

Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers two temporary exhibits, Hina Lawa Linoatok: We Have Walked Many Roads from the Chickaswa Council House in Ada, Okla., and Seeds of Change from the Arkansas Humanities Council. Scheduled programs, such as Native American Games and Tales of a One Room School House, are planned throughout the week. Click here to see next week’s schedule of events. You can call Parkin Archeological State Park at 870-755-2500 for more information. 

Village Creek State Park in Wynne is offering a variety of hikes and programs next week. And for the first time, staff interpreters are offering the Guardian and Me: Wild or Not program for kids aged three to seven. There’s also a Geocaching 101 workshop on Saturday, March 27. I’ll be leading the workshop and it’s a great  learning workshop for kids ages eight to 80!! Just click here to take a look at the programs offered at Village Creek State Park next week. For questions or more information you can call Village Creek at 870-238-9406.

Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Paragould is also gearing up for Spring Break. The park hosts Spring Break Day Camp on March 23-25. Students aged seven through 10 are invited to take a break from school with three days of fun and adventure, including nature hikes, presentations, crafts and games. Lunches, snacks, and craft supplies are provided. The park can be reached at 870-573-6751 for questions.

Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village kicks off Spring Break with the Celebrating Spring Weekend on March 20-21. The event includes a variety of interpretive programs such as birding tours, hikes and games. The park will also host Spring Break at the Park on March 22-28. Students can enjoy a week of programs with park interpreters aimed at discovering the beauty and history of Lake Chicot State Park. Activities include lake and levee tours, bird watching, hiking, Dutch oven cooking and nature programs. Click here for the events schedule or phone 870-265-5480.


Cane Creek State Park
 in Star City has a fun-filled week planned for spring breakers. Activities and programs and hikes are planned throughout the week. Take a Sunset Kayak Tour. Learn about birds, and snakes, and rodents…oh my! There’s something for everyone at Cane Creek State Park during Spring Break. For details call the park at 870-628-4714.
The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc is hosting a Heritage Spring Break Week on March 23-27. Kids will get a first-hand look at life during the 19th century with hands-on activities such as spinning and weaving cotton, making a quilt and playing pioneer games. Special programs, such as Pearling and Shelling on the White River and Steamboats on the White River, are also being offered next week. Click here for the full list of events or phone the park at 870-256-3711 for more information.  
Regardless where you are in The Natural State, there’s something going on at an Arkansas State Park during Spring Break 2010!
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