state parks

The annual Ozark Christmas Feast and Dinner Theater, performed by Ozark Folk Center State Park staff, will be Friday, Dec. 13 at the park’s Skillet Restaurant in Mountain View. This year’s dinner theater production is an adaptation of the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  The dinner theater production is adapted to highlight the Ozark …
Scavenger hunts, eagle cruises, mountain bike rides, and programs to feel furs and skulls are just some of the fun events offered at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers throughout the year. The interpretive programming is excellent at this 12,056-acre natural park with limited development. It has a 17,500-sq-ft LEED-certified Visitors Center with interactive exhibits, …
Say farewell to the hang gliding season at the 19th annual End of Summer Hang Glider Fly In on Aug. 24-25 at Mount Nebo State Park in Dardanelle. Even if you don’t hang glide, it’s fun to watch them set up their equipment, ask them questions and take pictures as you watch them fly through …
Looks like I missed my chance to rent a teepee at Petit Jean State Park, located near Morrilton. But now I can rent a yurt, which sounds better anyway. For many years, the park offered teepees for rent during warmer months. The two teepees were just replaced with similar camping facilities called Rent-A-Yurt units, available …
Ride one of the first mountain bike trails in the state while celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival at Devil’s Den State Park in northwest Arkansas on April 5-7. Along with scheduled bike rides, the popular festival includes many other fun events, including an evening social. Test your biking skills as …
Biking, hiking, and nature activities are offered March 22-24 during Devil’s Den Rocks. Devil’s Den State Park is located near West Fork. During this weekend’s program you can join geologist Sandra Chandler to learn how the terrain of rocks and minerals in The Natural State were created. You can also catch a special music performance …
If you didn’t go out of town for Spring Break and you’re still looking for something for your kids to do this week in the northwest Arkansas area of The Natural State, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers has daily activities. Here’s the diversity of offerings:   Wednesday March 20 Searching for Diversity        11 am          …
If you have an interest in herbs, there are two great upcoming events you’ll want to catch with herbal experts sharing tons of knowledge. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers will host a free program by Karyn Zaremba at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Zaremba has been growing and using herbs in the Ozarks, …
March is Arkansas Archeology Month and in celebration, Hobbs State Park- Conservation Area in Rogers is offering an Archeology Boat Tour from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. The Ozark Plateau is comprised of unique geological features and Beaver Lake provides an opportunity to view them from a new perspective. Discussion will …