This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta

Happy Friday! It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in the Arkansas Delta! If you’re still looking for something fun to do with the family or friends, check out these events taking place throughout the region.
Spend a beautiful evening paddling and gazing at the stars when Lake Poinsett State Park in Harrisburg offers a Kayak and Dinner Cruise on March 24. Paddle around beautiful Lake Poinsett and then enjoy a scrumptious Dutch oven dinner on the lakeshore, followed by a glow-in-the-dark astronomy adventure. The fee for the program is $15. For details, contact Lake Poinsett State Park at 870-578-2064.

Learn more about outdoor cooking when Delta Heritage Trail State Park near Helena-West Helena hosts an Introduction to Dutch Oven Cooking presentation on March 24. Hear more about using the cast iron utensil, its care and ways to prepare tasty treats for the entire family. The park will host a beginners’ Dutch oven cooking workshop in April. For more information, contact the park at 870-572-2352.

Archeologists often “piece” artifacts together like a puzzle to understand the history of past cultures. Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson presents Prehistoric Puzzles on March 24. Staff and participants examine the conservation process and piece together some “artifacts” in this kid-friendly program. Admission is free. For more information, contact the park at 870-655-8622.

Enjoy a morning of fishing with your young angler at the Junior Fishing Derby being held at Cane Creek State Park in Star City on March 24. Youngsters ages 15 and under will compete for small prizes. Bring your pole for a morning filled with fun! The fishing derby starts at 8 a.m. and participants will meet at the park’s visitors center. For more information, visit or phone 870-628-4714.

Get out this weekend and enjoy the beauty of The Natural State in spring!
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