state parks

Roses and chocolates seem to epitomize the Valentine’s Day celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to show your significant other that you care. Arkansas State Parks offer some wonderful ways to celebrate. Visit historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend during Hikes, Hearts and Hugs set …
First Day Hikes have become popular at Arkansas State Parks as part of an annual initiative in all 50 states. The free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day are designed to help people rejuvenate and connect with the outdoors through a healthy activity. You can participate in the fun on Thursday, Jan. 1 at Petit …
Don’t miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, because you’ll have to wait two years to see it again. The reenactment only takes place on even numbered years at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. The battle reenactment starts with about 10 minutes of cannon fire from both sides. …
Learn more about our feathered friends and their lives as the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna offers a Children’s Bird Walk Adventure on Nov. 15. Head out on a scavenger hunt with the park interpreter to find as many different birds as possible and learn more about how they live and the types of …
In addition to great trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers offers great programs that span a variety of interests. If you like insects or fly fishing, take a look at these two upcoming events: Very Ento-resting This family-oriented program focuses on the small, creepy, and risky world …
Get ready for a family fun weekend of mountain biking at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork during the annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival set for April 4-6. You can ride one of the first mountain bike trails in the state while celebrating the 26th anniversary of this event. Along with scheduled bike rides, …
Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton kicks off its 2014 special events and activities with its annual winter Eagle Awareness Weekend on Jan. 11-12. Join park interpreters for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to …