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Sep 21
- THRU - Sep 23

20th Annual Fall Automobile Swap Meet

Sep 21
- Sep 23
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain
This annual swap meet is hosted by the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage automobiles from all over the region are on display. There is als...

Sep 23

Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 23
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
The Great Arkansas Cleanup is a state-wide community improvement effort aimed at removing trash and debris from our parks, roadsides, and waterways. Help keep Lake Fort S...

Sep 23

Junior Fishing Derby

Sep 23
50 State Park Road, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...

Sep 24
- THRU - Sep 30

Take a Child Outside

Sep 24
- Sep 30
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Queen Wilhelmina State Park is inviting the public to take part in connecting children to the natural world as part of a growing nationwide effort geared toward getting y...

Sep 30

National Public Lands Day

Sep 30
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center

Join Lake Dardanelle State Park as they host National Public Lands Day. This event brings together thousands of volunteers to improve and restore the lands and facilit...


Sep 30

Fall Fishing Derby

Sep 30
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond #7 (Across From Horse Stables)
Fish ON! Catch your fill of fish at DeGray's annual fall fishing derby. This derby is open to all ages so kids, bring your parents, bring your grandparents and bring ...

Oct 07

Gardening Basics for the Fall

Oct 07
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Just because winter is almost here, doesn’t mean you must put your gardening tools away. Some of your favorite plants come from a healthy fall/winter garden. Join o...

Oct 07

Cossatot River Fall Clean-Up

Oct 07
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Please join the staff at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area and members of the Arkansas Canoe Club for a Great Arkansas Cleanup event. A clean, beautiful park is some...

Oct 07

Hankie Sachet Workshop

Oct 07
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Heritage Resource Center
Sachets have been used for thousands of years for a variety of reasons, including insect repellent and to induce sleep. Join us in making a modern version filled with aro...

Oct 08

Fall Canoe Float

Oct 08
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the crisp cool air of fall on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain’s lowlands. If we are lucky, we will see the start of fall’s colors on th...

Oct 09

Columbus Day Lake Tour

Oct 09
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Are you looking for a relaxing and entertaining way to spend your Columbus Day vacation? How about a trip to Pinnacle Mountain State Park for a relaxing afternoon boat r...

Oct 10
- THRU - Oct 12

Senior American Special

Oct 10
- Oct 12
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...

Oct 13

Camper's Reunion Chili Cook-off

Oct 13
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Pavilion
This fall join us for a cooking competition at Daisy State Park. Whether you are a master chef or you just enjoy eating delicious food, this is an event you won’t w...

Oct 13
- THRU - Oct 14

30th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig

Oct 13
- Oct 14
124 Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Amateur diggers compete for $1,500 in prizes. Two days of digging. Keep all you dig. Two categories for awards: Best Cluster & Best Point. Awards banquet Saturday eve...

Oct 14

Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival

Oct 14
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Davidsonville Historic State Park
There's a chill in the air, color in the trees, pumpkins abound and what's that? Do you hear the whispering of ghosts down at Davidsonville State Park? Gather u...

Oct 14

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Oct 14
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Pavilion #1
This workshop explores the rich history of the cast iron Dutch oven and gives participants the opportunity to prepare recipes using this time-honored cooking method. Work...

Oct 14

5th Annual Fall Fest

Oct 14
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Visitor Center
Help us celebrate the coming of fall! Design a costume and join in the “walk around” trick or treating and lots more during this weekend of family fun....

Oct 14

Fall Festival

Oct 14
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Amphitheater
Join Queen Wilhelmina State Park for our annual wagon rides. Rides will start every hour on the hour. After the wagon ride, join us by the fire for storytelling, hot choc...

Oct 14

Kitchen Broomcorn Workshop

Oct 14
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Explore the world of broom making, starting in the kitchen! Learn the basics of plaiting and wire-wrapping as you make a traditional cake tester and pot scrubber from bro...

Oct 15

Fall Canoe Float

Oct 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the crisp cool air of fall on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain’s lowlands. If we are lucky, we will see the start of fall’s colors on th...

Oct 15

Tombstones That Tell Tales

Oct 15
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center

Tombstones don't just mark a burial site. According to graveyard researcher, Abby Burnett, "Epitaphs can be funny. Epitaphs can be serious. Epitaphs can be revealing. ...


Oct 17

Geocaching 101

Oct 17
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Frisco Depot Museum
Have you ever wondered how to get started with geocaching? Well, here's your chance to learn the basics of this fun and engaging hobby! Space is limited and reservations ...

Oct 21

Halloween in the Park

Oct 21
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead Fire Ring
Join the friends and staff of Lake Catherine State Park as we host a community fall festival. Featuring trick-or-treating in the campground, hay rides, a hot dog and mars...

Oct 21

Prehistoric Duck Decoy Workshop

Oct 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Waterfowl were an important protein source for the ancient people of this area. Duck decoys made of cattail leaves have been found at various archeological sites. Come to...

Oct 21

22nd Annual Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off and Festival

Oct 21
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Chili cooks compete for prize money, plaques, and people's choice awards. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts vendors, boat and car show, chili tasting and festival foods, ...

Oct 21

Dutch Oven Cookin' Workshop

Oct 21
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Jim Parks Shelter
Join a park interpreter for a hands-on cooking class featuring Arkansas's official state cooking vessel. Discover the methods and secrets of successful Dutch oven cooking...

Oct 27

Haunted Waters Lake Tour

Oct 27
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
The calm waters of Lake Fort Smith take on an ominous feel as we cruise the water at nightfall and tell authentic Ozarks ghost stories and folklore. Costumes are welcome....

Oct 28

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean

Oct 28
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Rec Hall Unless Otherwise Noted
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly, nature-focused activities are provided. Costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a sc...

Oct 28

Halloween in the Park

Oct 28
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Park Wide
Come join us for our 10th annual Halloween in the Park! Festivities include trick or treating throughout the campground for children 12 and under and a haunted...

Oct 28

Autumn Celebration

Oct 28
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Campground Pavilion
The Ozarks are beautiful this time of year with gorgeous weather, colorful scenery, and superb trout fishing. Join a park interpreter for nature programs, lake and river ...

Oct 28

Halloween Hayride

Oct 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (mars...

Oct 28

Devil's Den Haunted Trail Walk

Oct 28
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Relive a haunted Devil’s Den story as you make your way down the trail. There is a small fee for this haunted trail walk. Register at the visitor center. Light refr...

Oct 28

Autumn in Arkansas

Oct 28
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Come celebrate the changing seasons as we explore what makes this time of year special. There will be programs and activities throughout the day....

Oct 28

Star Party

Oct 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join amateur astronomers at the visitor center for an evening with the stars and other celestial phenomena. As twilight settles in, the Cen...

Oct 29

Halloween Hayride

Oct 29
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (mars...

Oct 31

Halloween Hayride

Oct 31
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (mars...

Nov 03

Eagle Tour

Nov 03
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the American Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular b...

Nov 04

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise

Nov 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the beauty of a tree rainbow along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle. Join a park interpreter for a guided tour of these amazing colors. Don’t forget yo...

Nov 04

Cast Iron Round Mini Servers Workshop

Nov 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join park interpreters for a fun day of cooking with cast iron. Learn the history and techniques and receive a cast iron round mini server. We will make entrees, and dess...

Nov 04

Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 04
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBD
Have you ever wondered how to use a cast iron Dutch oven? Join us for a Dutch oven demonstration to learn how to care for, and cook in a Dutch oven. Registration is requi...

Nov 04

Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 04
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Picnic Hill Pavilion
Outdoor cooking in cast iron Dutch ovens is a longstanding tradition in Arkansas State Parks. Join us for a workshop to gain hands-on experience preparing food using this...

Nov 04

The peRSeverance Run 5K

Nov 04
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Pavilion
Join us for a major fund raising event designed to raise awareness about water safety and drowning prevention. This event is sponsored by Ryan’s Call Foundation an...

Nov 11

Dutch Oven Workshop: Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 11
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center Fire Place

Pioneers relied heavily on Dutch ovens when they were traveling west to settle the frontier. Learn how to use and care for Dutch ovens as...


Nov 11

Fall Star Party

Nov 11
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Snack Bar Parking Lot
Bring your family and friends to star gaze at Woolly  Hollow State Park! Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telescopes available for you ...

Nov 11

Gourd Workshop

Nov 11
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
Gourds have been used for centuries for both artistic and practical purposes. Join the fun and learn to shape and decorate these unusual plants. Please dress appropriatel...

Nov 11
- THRU - Nov 12

Survival Skills Weekend

Nov 11
- Nov 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survivor skills workshops such as map and compass, fire starting, she...

Nov 17
- THRU - Nov 18

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Nov 17
- Nov 18
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Museum
You better watch out…you better not cry! Better not pout, I'm telling you why: The Holiday Light Extravaganza is coming to town. Oil Field Park comes to life with&...

Nov 18

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Nov 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better around a fire? Here is your chance to learn to cook tasty meals in the great outdoors and discover the secrets of successful cas...

Nov 18

Fall Star Party

Nov 18
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
Arkansas State Parks can be great places to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have...

Nov 18

Casqui Foods

Nov 18
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn't have pizza and cheeseburgers to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experience the ...

Nov 24

Green Friday Programming

Nov 24
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center

Go green before Black Friday by participating in our family friendly, nature-oriented programming at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Enjoy participating in a c...


Nov 24

Green Friday Shopping Event

Nov 24
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center

Turn Black Friday green and join us at Davidsonville Historic State Park for an opportunity you can’t pass up. Why go to the big box stores when you can take a h...


Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg

Crowded stores, short tempers, and congested traffic…sounds lovely, right? Avoid the headaches of Black Friday and instead create enjoyable memories by spending...


Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

Avoid the crowds, enjoy the Thanksgiving Holidays, and visit Lake Catherine State Park instead of a shopping mall! We've got a beautiful waterfall, over five miles of ...


Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Instead of going shopping among huge crowds on Black Friday visit us at the museum for an alternative way to spend the day. We will have a make-and-take craft project tha...

Nov 24

Green Friday Initiative

Nov 24
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
TBA

Does black Friday make you feel blue? If so, it’s time to go green at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park! The Green Friday initiative invites you to skip the c...


Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA

Go green NOT black! Forget the crowded malls and stores as you join park staff to ease into the holiday season by enjoying the great outdoors!

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Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Visitor Center
What better to spend “Black Friday” than outside with your family? Avoid all of those suffocating crowds by going on a hike, having a picnic in the&...

Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum

Why spend Black Friday in crowded stores and long lines when you could be making memories with your family at the museum? Enjoy a green alternative to Black Friday and...


Nov 24

Green Friday Tinkering

Nov 24
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Museum

No need to fall into the commercial rat race of Black Friday shopping, join the museum staff at 10 a.m. for Green Friday tinkering. Join the museum educator to explore...


Nov 24
- THRU - Nov 25

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Nov 24
- Nov 25
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Musuem
You better watch out…you better not cry! Better not pout, I'm telling you why: The Holiday Light Extravaganza is coming to town. Oil Field Park comes to life with&...

Nov 24
- THRU - Nov 26

20th Annual Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 24
- Nov 26
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic CCC Field
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...

Nov 25

Turkey Trot Fun 5K

Nov 25
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Come join us for our Turkey Trot 5K. This is a fun run; no time limit or first place medals. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m.; run begins at 9 a.m. In order to gua...

Dec 02

Christmas Open House 2017

Dec 02
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Mather Lodge Lobby
See historic Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Contact the park for a schedule. ...

Dec 02

Historic Handmade Holidays

Dec 02
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While most people think of American Indians when they think of Parkin, there was an important historical community of people who worked at the Northern Ohio Sawmill. Thei...

Dec 02

31st Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Dec 02
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. Decorations, music, and more set the m...

Dec 02

Christmas Open House

Dec 02
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

It’s Christmastime at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park—antebellum Ozark Christmastime, t...


Dec 02

Winter at the Lake

Dec 02
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event. There will be programs, crafts, and more throughout the day. Call for details....

Dec 02

Paper Quilling Workshop

Dec 02
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Quilling, the art of coiling strips of paper to create designs, was a popular ladies’ pastime until the late 19th century. Join park staff to learn this delicate cr...

Dec 03

Christmas Open House

Dec 03
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

It’s Christmastime at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park—antebellum Ozark Christmastime, t...


Dec 08

O.W.L.S.

Dec 08
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

Dec 08
- THRU - Dec 09

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 08
- Dec 09
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Museum
You better watch out…you better not cry! Better not pout, I'm telling you why: The Holiday Light Extravaganza is coming to town. Oil Field Park comes to life with&...

Dec 09

Mississippian Basket Weaving

Dec 09
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Archeologists have been lucky enough to find examples of basketry from the Mississippian time period and have learned to create replica baskets. Spend the day with a park...

Dec 09

Pioneer Christmas Craft Workshop

Dec 09
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Latta Barn
Come craft the rustic Christmas charm that was part of the pioneer experience in the Ozarks. Crafts and decoration tutorials will include wreath, ornament, and fruit stri...

Dec 15
- THRU - Dec 16

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 15
- Dec 16
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Museum
You better watch out…you better not cry! Better not pout, I'm telling you why: The Holiday Light Extravaganza is coming to town. Oil Field Park comes to life with&...

Dec 16

"Hands-On" Candle Making Workshop

Dec 16
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Candle Shop
Join us at  Historic Washington State Park’s Candle Shop and be part of a hands-on experience making candles and learning the history of candle making. No...

Dec 16

Holiday Crafts Open House

Dec 16
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Start some new holiday traditions to kick-off this Christmas season. Plantation Agriculture Museum will open the grounds and building to the public for our 7th annual ope...

Dec 22
- THRU - Dec 23

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 22
- Dec 23
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Museum
You better watch out…you better not cry! Better not pout, I'm telling you why: The Holiday Light Extravaganza is coming to town. Oil Field Park comes to life with&...

Dec 23

Holiday Open House

Dec 23
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Visitor Center
Join the staff of Devil’s Den State Park for light refreshments and help us decorate our park Christmas Tree by making ornaments in the style of the Civilian Conser...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Did your New Year's resolutions include a commitment to lead a more active lifestyle this year? Start the year right by joining us for a trek on the Ozark Highlands Tr...


Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Amphitheater

Start off the new year with a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. First Day Hikes will be taking place in parks across the nation, so this is the perfect opportuni...


Jan 01

First Day Hike 2018

Jan 01
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Lodge

Start New Year’s Day on the right foot! Take a self-guided walk or join Park Interpreter Melissa for a mile hike on Lovers’ Leap Trail. After our hike, joi...


Jan 01

First Day Highpoint Hike

Jan 01
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Lodge Lobby
Start your year off with a healthy hike to Arkansas’s highest point. This guided walk through winter woods is a good way to explore Mount Magazine....

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Battlefield Trailhead

Begin your new year surrounded by the beautiful, historic scenery of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park! We will take a one-mile walk bac...


Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Battlefield Trailhead

Begin your new year surrounded by the beautiful, historic scenery of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park! We'll take a one-mile walk back ...


Jan 01

Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Church in the Ozark Village
The Emancipation Proclamation, originally issued on January 1st, 1863, is a powerful document that holds untold significance for our nation and our heritage. Join the par...

Jan 01

125-Mile Challenge

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Battlefield Trailhead

Union General Herron's men completed a forced-march of 125 miles in three days to get to the Battle of Prairie Grove on Decemeber 7th, 1862. If they can complete this ...


Jan 01

First Day Hikes 2018

Jan 01
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide

Guided hikes on New Year’s Day are part of an annual First Day Hikes initiative in the state parks in all 50 states. Begin the new year rejuvenating and connecti...


Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center Picnic Tables
Start 2018 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the trails of Lake Ouachita State Park. Take a self-guided walk or join us for guided hikes of various lengt...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Celebrate 2017 with a “First Day Hike”! Bring your family and friends to get started on your resolution for spending more time outside. You can explore nature...

Jan 03

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s...

Jan 05

National Bird Day

Jan 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come visit with our interpretive staff about all things BIRDS! Stop in at our Discovery Room for a day of crafts, activities, and programs focusing on our feathered ...

Jan 06

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 06
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 06

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 06
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 10

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 10
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s...

Jan 13

Eagle Watch Lake Tour

Jan 13
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
Embrace your inner birder and join us for this afternoon cruise. While on the lake we’ll be on the lookout for the eagles who make this lake their home. It may be c...

Jan 13

Rag Rug Workshop

Jan 13
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
The art of making rugs from scraps of old fabric has been handed down for generations. Become part of this tradition and learn a new skill as you weave a no-sew rag rug....

Jan 13

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 13

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 13

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 13
- THRU - Jan 14

Eagle Awareness Weekend

Jan 13
- Jan 14
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us for a weekend honoring our nation’s symbol; the mighty eagle. We will focus on these winged predators and offer eagle watch lake tours to hopefully get a gl...

Jan 13
- THRU - Jan 14

Eagle Awareness Weekend 2018

Jan 13
- Jan 14
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Two days are 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 watc...

Jan 14

Eagle Watch Lake Tour

Jan 14
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
Embrace your inner birder and join us for this afternoon cruise. While on the lake we’ll be on the lookout for the eagles who make this lake their home. It may be c...

Jan 17

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Jan 19

O.W.L.S.

Jan 19
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

Jan 20

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 20
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 20

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 20
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 20

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 20
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 21

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 21

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold and windy lake weather. Advan...

Jan 21

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 24

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 24
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Jan 26
- THRU - Jan 28

39th Annual Eagles Et Cetera

Jan 26
- Jan 28
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge

Join us for the 39th annual Eagles Et Cetera event where we will celebrate our nation's symbol and many of its counterparts, calling to light some of today's most pres...


Jan 27

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 27
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 27

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 27
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 27

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 27
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold ...

Jan 28

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Jan 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life, in the middle of winter! Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding bodies of water ho...

Jan 28

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Jan 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life, in the middle of winter! Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding bodies of 

Jan 31

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 31
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Feb 03

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Feb 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better around a fire? Here is your chance to learn to cook tasty meals in the great outdoors and discover the secrets of successful Dutc...

Feb 04

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Feb 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life, in the middle of winter! Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding bodies of water host thousands of...

Feb 04

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Feb 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life, in the middle of winter! Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding  bodies of 

Feb 07

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Feb 10

Sandal Weaving Workshop

Feb 10
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
The prehistoric Arkansans performed many tasks to make their lives more comfortable. Sandal weaving likely was one of those tasks. Come learn how to make twined sandals s...

Feb 10

Sweetheart Lake Cruise

Feb 10
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Take your sweetheart on a romantic lake cruise of the gorgeous Lake Maumelle. Enjoy bald eagles, loons, and other lovely migratory birds while on the water. Blankets and ...

Feb 10

Sweetheart Lake Cruise

Feb 10
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Take your sweetheart on a romantic lake cruise of the gorgeous Lake Maumelle. Enjoy bald eagles, loons, and other lovely migratory birds while on the water. Blankets and ...

Feb 10

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Feb 10
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join park interpreters for a fun day of cooking with cast iron Dutch ovens. We will learn about the history and techniques of Dutch oven cooking. During this workshop we ...

Feb 11

Sweetheart Lake Cruise

Feb 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Take your sweetheart on a romantic lake cruise of the gorgeous Lake Maumelle. Enjoy bald eagles, loons, and other lovely migratory birds while on the water. Blankets and ...

Feb 11

Sweetheart Lake Cruise

Feb 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Take your sweetheart on a romantic lake cruise of the gorgeous Lake Maumelle. Enjoy bald eagles, loons, and other lovely migratory birds while on the water. Blankets and ...

Feb 14

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Feb 16

O.W.L.S.

Feb 16
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

Feb 17

Beeswax Skincare Workshop

Feb 17
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Beeswax is for more than just candles. Learn more about beeswax and natural skincare as you melt and pour your own lip balm, salve, and fixing wax....

Feb 17

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 17
5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
If you have been seeking your chance to make a difference, this is the opportunity for you! Park interpreters want your help counting and identifying the many birds at La...

Feb 17

Soap Making Workshop

Feb 17
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Heritage Resource Center
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own soap at home, but don't know where to start? If so, this class is for you. Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn...

Feb 17

Bird and Bat House Workshop

Feb 17
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Come make a birdhouse with park interpreters at Cossatot River Sate Park-Natural Area to build and decorate your own birdhouse. Is there anything nicer than watching a fa...

Feb 17
- THRU - Feb 18

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 17
- Feb 18
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Embrace your inner birder! Join a park interpreter for a stroll around the park as we identify and count the many birds of the area. Our observations will help bird resea...

Feb 21

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Feb 24

Basket Weaving Workshop

Feb 24
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center

The 1800’s brought many emigrants to the river valley; these pioneers had to learn to live off the land. Basket making, by using...


Feb 28

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Mar 02

"Shakespeare in the Park" Performances and Workshops

Mar 02
P.O. Box 129, Washington
1940 WPA Gym

Enjoy an evening performance by the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in th...


Mar 02
- THRU - Mar 04

Annual Outdoor Skills Weekend

Mar 02
- Mar 04
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Discover how fun playing outdoors can be while sharpening your skillsets at Daisy State Park! Throughout the weekend, we will offer various workshops to help you learn ne...

Mar 03

Archeology Day at Petit Jean 2018

Mar 03
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day discovering the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the American Indian pi...

Mar 03

"Shakespeare in the Park" Performances and Workshops

Mar 03
P.O. Box 129, Washington
1940 WPA Gym
Enjoy an evening performance by the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in ...

Mar 03

Spring Fling

Mar 03
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Nature Cabin
Open the door to all your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During these two-day, daytime sessions, we will offer courses in backpacking, hiking, Dutch...

Mar 04

Spring Fling

Mar 04
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Nature Cabin
Open the door to all your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During these two-day, daytime sessions, we will offer courses in backpacking, hiking, Dutch...

Mar 04

Twilight Hayride

Mar 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take a hayride through fields and woods, featuring unique views of Pinnacle Mountain not available anywhere else in the park. Weather permitting, we may enjoy a cozy camp...

Mar 07

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Mar 09
- THRU - Mar 11

Cold-Blooded Critter Weekend

Mar 09
- Mar 11
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Snakes, turtles, frogs, and salamanders, oh my! Come for a weekend of exploring the world of these cold-blooded critters of Lake Fort Smith State Park....

Mar 10

Yo-Yo Quilt Workshop

Mar 10
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
Celebrate National Quilting Month with yo-yos! This easy introduction to quilting forms a puff that can be used in quilting and other crafts. Practice on your own yo-yo m...

Mar 10

Bluebird Day

Mar 10
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Learn about bluebirds and become a "bluebird landlord" by building a bluebird box. Spring River Sportsman's Club helps sponsor the event and assists in putting the bluebi...

Mar 10

Artifact and Fossil ID Day

Mar 10
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Celebrate Arkansas Archeology Month by learning about artifacts that are in your own collection! Dr. Jeff Mitchem, Parkin Station Archeologist and other experts will be p...

Mar 10

Backpacking 101 Workshop

Mar 10
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
New to hiking or backpacking? Discover what to pack in your backpack for safe and enjoyable hikes along Arkansas’s trails. Advance payment and registration required...

Mar 10
- THRU - Mar 25

Spring Breaks Begin

Mar 10
- Mar 25
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
It’s springtime in the Ozarks. Schools are out, state parks are in! Join park staff for special daily programs that every member of the family will enjoy! #arspring...

Mar 11

Springtime Lake Cruise

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Mar 11

Springtime Lake Cruise

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Mar 11

Backpacking the Ouachita Trail Workshop

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Have you ever wanted to hike the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, or any of Arkansas’s other backpacking trails? In this session, we will cover advanced hiking i...

Mar 14

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Mar 16

O.W.L.S.

Mar 16
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

Mar 16
- THRU - Mar 18

50th Annual Jonquil Festival

Mar 16
- Mar 18
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Mar 16
- THRU - Mar 19

Celebrating Trees at Petit Jean 2018

Mar 16
- Mar 19
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
March 19 is Arbor Day in Arkansas. You are invited to enjoy park programs that celebrate our bounty and variety of trees and the natural beauty of Petit Jean State Park. ...

Mar 17
- THRU - Mar 25

Arkansas Spring Break

Mar 17
- Mar 25
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
School is out, State Parks are “in”! There will be lots of recreational opportunities including kayaking excursions, lake cruises, nature programs, hikes, cra...

Mar 19

Arbor Day at the Park

Mar 19
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Nestled in the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita State Park is the perfect place to celebrate Arbor Day! Join park interpreters for programs and tours that will rev...

Mar 19
- THRU - Mar 23

Arkansas Spring Break 2018

Mar 19
- Mar 23
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Family-friendly programs, including some evening activities, are scheduled during this week: guided hikes, nature games, park tours, and more. Contact the park for a sche...

Mar 19
- THRU - Mar 23

Arkansas Spring Break

Mar 19
- Mar 23
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Main Museum
The museum offers special programs and activities throughout the week focusing on the history of Arkansas. Contact the park for specific times and programs. #arspringbrea...

Mar 20
- THRU - Mar 24

Spring Break

Mar 20
- Mar 24
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Looking for family-friendly spring break fun? Enjoy hands-on activities each day at 2 p.m. as you explore the past and make memories for the future. Contact the park for ...

Mar 20
- THRU - Mar 24

Spring Break Week

Mar 20
- Mar 24
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Spend your spring break at Mammoth Spring State Park! Nature programming will be available throughout the week. Contact the park interpreter for more details. ...

Mar 21

Wild Women Wednesday

Mar 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies' hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’...

Mar 22
- THRU - Mar 24

Archeology for Everyone

Mar 22
- Mar 24
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend some quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of ...

Mar 23

Twilight Hayride

Mar 23
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take a hayride through fields and woods, featuring unique views of Pinnacle Mountain not available anywhere else in the park. Weather permitting, we may enjoy a cozy camp...

Mar 23

Firing Up the 'Ol Dutch Oven

Mar 23
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Demonstration Area (West of Polly Crews Overlook)
Ever wanted to fire up a cast iron Dutch oven and do some pioneer-fashion cooking? Here’s your chance! Join us for an afternoon of fireside cooking as we prepare so...

Mar 24
- THRU - Mar 25

Devil's Den Rocks

Mar 24
- Mar 25
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Celebrate the geology that makes this park special! Join the geologist and park staff for a fun weekend as you discover more about the special features that make Devil&rs...

Mar 25

Springtime Lake Cruise

Mar 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Mar 25

Springtime Lake Cruise

Mar 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Mar 30
- THRU - Apr 01

Great Escape Weekend & Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Mar 30
- Apr 01
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Celebrate spring and the great outdoors at our Great Escape Weekend! Enjoy free nature programs and family activities. The celebration concludes with an “Easter Egg...

Mar 30
- THRU - Apr 01

30th Annual Easter Event Weekend

Mar 30
- Apr 01
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Join us at Daisy State Park for our 30th Annual Easter Event Weekend! Introduce your group to Daisy State Park, your camping neighbors, and the great outdoors with a chal...

Mar 31

Easter Egg Scramble

Mar 31
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Baseball Field
The Spring River Lions Club will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Scramble at Mammoth Spring State Park at 2 p.m. Candy and prize-filled eggs will be placed in three hunt ar...

Mar 31
- THRU - Apr 01

Feathered Flyers Weekend

Mar 31
- Apr 01
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Calling all bird brains! Programs this weekend will feature our feathered friends, including hummingbirds, raptors, waterfowl, backyard birds, and more! Contact the park ...

Apr 01

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 01
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Picnic Hill
Continuing a tradition for more than 30 years, Lake Catherine State Park will host an Easter egg hunt. Join the fun as youngsters and the young-at-heart participate in th...

Apr 02

Boater Education Class

Apr 02
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Lakeview Room
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat must ha...

Apr 03

Boater Education Class

Apr 03
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Lakeview Room
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat must ha...

Apr 04

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Apr 06
- THRU - Apr 08

Wildflower Weekend 2018

Apr 06
- Apr 08
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Discover a host of colorful wildflowers that make Petit Jean State Park their home! Family-friendly wildflower talks, guided walks, and other programs are offered. Contac...

Apr 07

Coyote Challenge Trail Run

Apr 07
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Challenge your will. Challenge your strength. Challenge your determination. Channel your inner coyote as you choose a distance of 5, 10, or 16K and run through the B...

Apr 07

Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park Clean up Day

Apr 07
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park
Beginning at 10 a.m., state park staff and the Friends of Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park will strive to continue preserving an American Civil War site in Grant Co...

Apr 07

Youth Fishing Derby

Apr 07
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Marina
A great time will be had by the whole family as young anglers(15 and under) participate in this annual event. Prizes and giveaways throughout the derby. Bring your own po...

Apr 08

Springtime Lake Cruise

Apr 08
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Apr 08

Springtime Lake Cruise

Apr 08
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Apr 11

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Apr 12
- THRU - Apr 13

Homeschool Casqui Days

Apr 12
- Apr 13
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
This event is designed for homeschoolers to learn about the American Indians who lived at the Parkin Site. Students will receive a guided tour of the remains of the Casqu...

Apr 13

O.W.L.S.

Apr 13
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

Apr 14

Tin Punching Workshop

Apr 14
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
From lanterns to pie safes, punched tin raised the practical to an art form. Explore historical uses and designs as you create your own work of punched tin art. Tin and p...

Apr 14

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Apr 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for common Arkansas plants during this workshop conducted by Central Arkansas Master Naturalist Mike Thennes, which will include both indoor and ou...

Apr 14
- THRU - Apr 15

Signs of Spring

Apr 14
- Apr 15
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Discover more about wild edible plants with Dr. Tamara Walkingstick as you enjoy springtime hikes, crafts, and a whole lot more! Participants in the Wild Edibles workshop...

Apr 18

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Apr 21

Founders Day

Apr 21
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Imagine life on the Arkansas frontier in the 1800s: the culture, the music, the traditions, and the sense of community. Join a park interpreter as we reveal some ...


Apr 21

Scalies & Slimies

Apr 21
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
In celebration of Earth Day, come to the pavilion and learn about some of the other creatures we share our planet with! Frogs, toads, lizards, salamanders, snakes, turtle...

Apr 21

Scalies & Slimies

Apr 21
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
In celebration of Earth Day, come to the pavilion and learn about some of the other creatures we share our planet with! Frogs, toads, lizards, salamanders, snakes, turtle...

Apr 21

Arrow Workshop

Apr 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
So many people collect arrowheads without thinking about the rest of the tool: the arrow itself!! Learn how to make cane and dowel rod arrow shafts, attach stone points, ...

Apr 21

Dutch Oven Workshop

Apr 21
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Pavilion
Join us for a workshop on the joys of cast iron Dutch oven cooking. We will make several dishes as we discuss the history and process of cooking over a fire with cast iro...

Apr 21
- THRU - Apr 22

Earth Day Celebration Weekend

Apr 21
- Apr 22
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Area
Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to helping you discover how to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park a healthy and happy place for all. Contact the park for the s...

Apr 22

Spring Fling Lake Tour

Apr 22
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Experience the beginning of a new season along the Frog Bayou here at Lake Fort Smith. Bring a jacket as this might be a chilly experience. Reservations are suggested and...

Apr 25

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Apr 27
- THRU - Apr 29

Feathers Over Lake Chicot

Apr 27
- Apr 29
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Visitor Center
Birding and bird feeding are popular hobbies, especially during spring migration. Learn more about wild birds and what they need by spending the weekend at Lake Chicot St...

Apr 28

Picnic and Jam in the Park!

Apr 28
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Depot Museum
Enjoy your lunch at the park and listen to some great music! Bring your chair, and come play or just listen to a little gospel, old-time country, and bluegrass music at t...

Apr 28

Save the Frogs Day

Apr 28
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Save the Frogs Day is a special day that calls attention to the declining number of frogs and toads across the world. This event will feature programs on frogs and toads ...

Apr 29

Spring Fling Lake Tour

Apr 29
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Experience the beginning of a new season along the Frog Bayou here at Lake Fort Smith. Bring a jacket as this might be a chilly experience. Reservations are suggested and...

May 02

Wild Women Wednesday

May 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

May 04
- THRU - May 06

Birder Weekend

May 04
- May 06
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Park staff and various bird enthusiasts will be on hand to help you discover the flying creatures that call the park their home. Whether you are a beginner or an experien...

May 09

Wild Women Wednesday

May 09
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

May 10
- THRU - May 11

Discovery Days

May 10
- May 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the West Summit area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, as ...

May 11

O.W.L.S.

May 11
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

May 12

Wire Wrapped Ring Workshop

May 12
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Wire wrapping is one of oldest methods of making jewelry. Wrap your head around this simple technique as you make custom rings....

May 12

Arkansas Heritage Day at Petit Jean 2018

May 12
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to discover the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state park. From Native American Indian life to ...

May 12

Herb & Plant Sale

May 12
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Drop by to see the herb garden, and pick up a few herbs and other plants for your garden or containers. Members of the 21st Century Club will be out early with plants tha...

May 12

Tourism Day

May 12
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Join us to celebrate National Tourism week. The fun begins at 10 a.m. and includes free balloons, door prizes, refreshements, and more! The event lasts until 4 p.m....

May 12

Historic Women's Skills Workshop

May 12
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Girl power time! Come learn skills practiced by the past females of Parkin in this workshop tailored specifically for women. Activities will include fiber arts, fire star...

May 12

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Let waterfowl, bald eagles, and all the natural beauty of the Arkansas wa...

May 12

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Let waterfowl, bald eagles, and all the natural beauty of the Arkansas wa...

May 12

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Let waterfowl, bald eagles, and all the natural beauty of the Arkansas wa...

May 13

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Let waterfowl, bald eagles, and all the natural beauty of the Arkansas wa...

May 13

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Let waterfowl, bald eagles, and all the natural beauty of the Arkansas wa...

May 13

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Let waterfowl, bald eagles, and all the natural beauty of the Arkansas wa...

May 15
- THRU - May 18

Senior Citizen Fun Week

May 15
- May 18
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Join the Devil’s Den State Park staff for three fun-filled days of park nature programs, guided hikes, cooking demonstrations, and other activities. Contact the pa...

May 16

Wild Women Wednesday

May 16
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

May 16

National Love a Tree Day

May 16
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
On this day, trees are celebrated and recognized for the wonderful gift that they are to us. Stop by the Discovery Room and visit with a park interpreter to hear the natu...

May 19

Kids to Parks Day

May 19
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day, the national day of play created by the National Park Trust, at a state park. Join us for kid-friendly programming. Contact the park for more...

May 19

National Kids to Park Day

May 19
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Join us for National Kids to Parks Day at Lake Fort Smith State Park! Fun, interactive programs and activities are scheduled throughout this day and are dedicated...


May 19

National Kids to Parks Day

May 19
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center

Bring the whole family to Lake Dardanelle State Park to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day. Park staff will offer a full schedule of programs and activities througho...


May 19

Kids to Parks Day

May 19
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Playground
Come to Mammoth Spring State Park and help us celebrate as we join local and national parks across America for the annual "Kids to Parks Day." We will have...

May 19

Boating Education Class

May 19
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Nature Cabin
Safety on Arkansas waterways is the responsibility of all boaters. Be better prepared for your next aquatic adventure by completing a boating education course at Lake Cat...

May 19

Pioneer Day

May 19
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Wonder House
Ever wonder how people used to cook, or what games and toys children played in early Arkansas? How about what tools were used for everyday living - and how they are simil...

May 23

Wild Women Wednesday

May 23
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

May 25

Nature Cabin Opens!

May 25
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Nature Cabin
Lake Catherine State Park's Nature Cabin opens for the summer season! Drop by to obtain a list of scheduled activities and events during this exciting time in 2018....

May 25
- THRU - May 28

Memorial Day Weekend

May 25
- May 28
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for an exciting weekend packed with activities for all ages. Programs and tours will be held daily throughout the park. Step into the past, take a...

May 26

Cast Iron Pie Pan Workshop

May 26
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join park interpreters for a fun day of cooking with cast iron Dutch ovens. We will learn about the history and techniques of Dutch oven cooking. During this workshop we ...

May 26
- THRU - May 28

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26
- May 28
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Join us for a weekend filled with activities for the entire family as we remember and honor those who gave their lives protecting America's freedom. Interpretive programs...

May 28

Sunrise at the Summit

May 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Trailhead
Join a park interpreter for a trip to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain to see the sun rise over the Arkansas River. Grab your shoes, water, and maybe a flashlight and prep...

May 29

Full Moon Kayak Tour

May 29
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Marina
Join a park interpreter for a moon-lit tour on Lake Catherine. Our stable, flat-water kayaks are easy to navigate and are incredibly relaxing. No experience is required, ...

May 30

Wild Women Wednesday

May 30
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Jun 02

National Trails Day at Petit Jean 2018

Jun 02
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide

Celebrate and enjoy Petit Jean’s 20-plus miles of trails! The day is complete with hikes and hiking programs for all ages. This event corresponds with American H...


Jun 02

Hiking Stick Workshop

Jun 02
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Kick off the summer season with an outdoor hiking adventure in Arkansas State Parks! What better way to embark on your next hiking adventure after creating your own hikin...

Jun 02

War Eagle Appreciation Day

Jun 02
Withrow Springs State Park, Huntsville
Keith Ham Pavilion
Join park staff and community organizations as we celebrate the beauty and importance of the War Eagle Creek during the Annual War Eagle Appreciation Day. To celebrate th...

Jun 02

National Trails Day

Jun 02
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center

Stop by the welcome center and sign up as a registered walker. Walk at least one lap (6/10 mile). The walker with the most laps wins a prize! Registration begins at 8 ...


Jun 02

National Trails Day

Jun 02
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Devil's Den State Park is a great place to enjoy a trail! Come join park staff for guided hikes on some of your favorite park trails!...

Jun 02

Peak to Peak

Jun 02
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Queen Wilhelmina Lodge
Join us for our annual poker run from Arkansas’s second tallest peak to the tallest peak! Register in the Hearth Room from 8-10 a.m. Along the way you will have fou...

Jun 02

Kids' Fishing Derby

Jun 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Environmental Education Pond
Hey Kids! Our pond has been stocked and the fish are ready to be caught! Bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing derby. There will be a casting contest, fr...

Jun 02
- THRU - Jun 10

National Boating and Fishing Week

Jun 02
- Jun 10
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration of fishing and boating, highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing qualit...

Jun 04

Boater Education Class

Jun 04
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Lakeview Room
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat must ha...

Jun 05

Boater Education Class

Jun 05
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Lakeview Room
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat must ha...

Jun 05

Tuesdays at Two

Jun 05
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!

Jun 06

Wild Women Wednesday

Jun 06
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Jun 08
- THRU - Jun 09

29th Annual Bat-O-Rama

Jun 08
- Jun 09
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Park staff and special guests will be on hand for some great family fun as we celebrate one of the most beneficial but misunderstood creatures in the world … BATS!...

Jun 09

English Paper Piecing Workshop

Jun 09
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
English paper piecing is a centuries-old form of quilt making in which fabric is wrapped around paper and hand sewn together. Join us to learn this easy, portable, and pr...

Jun 09

Mountain Fishin' Derby 2018

Jun 09
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Boathouse
Hook, line, and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. This derby is open to children ages 15 and under. Parents may help, but the kids must do the...

Jun 09

2nd Annual Reel-em-in Fishing Derby

Jun 09
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
What better way to get a kid hooked on fishing than to fish in a friendly derby?! Lake Fort Smith State Park is hosting our 2nd annual Reel-em-in Fishing Derby on June 9t...

Jun 10

Summer Breeze Lake Tour

Jun 10
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
Enjoy the calming summer breeze aboard our tour boat as we cruise the emerald waters of Lake Fort Smith. This is a weather dependent event and subject to cancellation. Re...

Jun 12

Tuesdays at Two

Jun 12
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jun 12
- THRU - Jun 14

SWAT Overnight Camp (9-13 year olds)

Jun 12
- Jun 14
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBD
Join park interpreters as we discover Southwest Arkansas’s State Parks. Campers ages 9-13 will participate in many outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, swimm...

Jun 13

Wild Women Wednesday

Jun 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Jun 15
- THRU - Jun 16

Annual Lake Greeson Days

Jun 15
- Jun 16
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Join us for Lake Greeson Days! This event will include our 29th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby as well as a variety of contests, programs, and tours. There will be prizes plu...

Jun 16

Introduction to Kayaking

Jun 16
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Learn how to kayak with an American Canoe Association certified instructor. No experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayak, life jacket, an...

Jun 16

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jun 16
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. Th...

Jun 17

Summer Breeze Lake Tour

Jun 17
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Enjoy the calming summer breeze aboard our tour boat as we cruise the emerald waters of Lake Fort Smith. This is a weather dependent event and subject to cancellation. Re...

Jun 19

Tuesdays at Two

Jun 19
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jun 20

Wild Women Wednesday

Jun 20
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Jun 23

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jun 23
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
 Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. This is wea...

Jun 23

29th Anniversary Party

Jun 23
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Main Museum
Help us celebrate the 29th anniversary of the opening of Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park. Tour the exhibits and stay for free watermelon and homemade ice cream....

Jun 24

Summer Breeze Lake Tour

Jun 24
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Enjoy the calming summer breeze aboard our tour boat as we cruise the emerald waters of Lake Fort Smith. This is a weather dependent event and subject to cancellation. Re...

Jun 26

Tuesdays at Two

Jun 26
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jun 27

Wild Women Wednesday

Jun 27
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBD
Join a park interpreter for a ladies’ hike on one of the park’s gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This hike is part of the Women’s Summer Hikin...

Jun 29
- THRU - Jul 02

Independence Day Celebration

Jun 29
- Jul 02
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Ouachita State Park. Recreational activities, crafts, and lake tours will be scheduled all weekend. Be sure to reserve a spot...

Jun 30

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jun 30
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. This is...

Jun 30
- THRU - Jul 04

Fourth of July Weekend

Jun 30
- Jul 04
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Catherine State Park. Recreational activities and lake tours are scheduled throughout the holiday....

Jun 30
- THRU - Jul 04

Independence Weekend

Jun 30
- Jul 04
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Looking for something to do over this Independence weekend? Join the park interpreter for a fun holiday weekend and week of programs. We will have our annual watermelon a...

Jul 01

Kayak Adventure

Jul 01
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Kayaking is a great way to experience the sights of Lake Fort Smith and a fun way to exercise. Whether you are a beginner or have a bit more experience, this kayak tour i...

Jul 01

CCC Reunion Day

Jul 01
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Join park staff as we honor the legacy, tradition, and hard work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the group of young men who built your park in 1933 – 1942...

Jul 03

Tuesdays at Two

Jul 03
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jul 04

July 4th Games Day

Jul 04
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Day Use/Picnic Area
Lake Fort Smith State Park is a wonderful place to make memories with your family and friends. Join the park interpreters for a few hours of family-friendly outdoor games...

Jul 04

July 4th Fun and Games Day 2018

Jul 04
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Join the park staff for an “old fashioned” celebration of our nation’s birthday! Fun, family-oriented games, contests and other activities are offered. ...

Jul 04

Craft Day for Kids

Jul 04
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Catch a glimpse of what life was like throughout history in Parkin by creating fun crafts. Whether they make an arrowhead necklace to learn about the Mississippian Indian...

Jul 04

43rd Annual Devil's Den Games

Jul 04
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Enjoy a fun-filled family day of horseshoes, egg toss, sack races, bike parade, and of course softball tournaments. ….. all topped off with homemade ice cream! It ...

Jul 04

Fun on the Fourth

Jul 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Area
Celebrate and cool off this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Join park interpreters for a day full of old-fashioned games for the whole family. There will be ...

Jul 04

4th of July Island Festival

Jul 04
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island

Bring the whole family out to the park and make some great memories this 4th of July. Park interpreters will have a host of games and activities lined up to help you e...


Jul 04

Freedom 5K Fun Run

Jul 04
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island

Celebrate our sweet land of liberty and Arkansas State Parks with friends and family at DeGray Lake Resort State Park’s fourth annual Freedom 5K Fun Run. Join us...


Jul 04
- THRU - Jul 08

Celebrate Independence

Jul 04
- Jul 08
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for exciting programs and activities for all ages. Programs and tours will focus on our nation's history as well as native wildlife. Contact the p...

Jul 07

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jul 07
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. Th...

Jul 10

Tuesdays at Two

Jul 10
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jul 14

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jul 14
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. Th...

Jul 14

20th Annual Butterfly Count

Jul 14
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Amphitheater
Right about peak butterfly season, Queen Wilhelmina State Park holds a butterfly count. If you would like to participate in the annual butterfly count, here is your chanc...

Jul 14

Birds of Prey

Jul 14
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Depot Museum
Learn about some of the predatory birds that call our area home. Get a chance to feel their sharp talons or maybe hear one calling to us! Meet the park interpreter at the...

Jul 14

Fourth Annual Homegoods Day

Jul 14
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Main Museum
Join the festivities while enjoying fresh homemade ice cream, demonstrations, and crafts. Craft supplies are limited. All activities will be held inside the air condition...

Jul 17

Tuesdays at Two

Jul 17
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jul 17
- THRU - Jul 21

125th Old Soldiers' Reunion

Jul 17
- Jul 21
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Baseball Field
A week of fun starting nightly at 6 p.m. with carnival rides, games, prizes, food, bingo, and more each evening. Free access and parking. Sponsored by VFW Post 7831....

Jul 21

Introduction to Kayaking

Jul 21
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Learn to kayak with an American Canoe Association instructor. No experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayak, life jacket, and paddle are p...

Jul 21

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jul 21
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. Th...

Jul 21
- THRU - Jul 22

Inspect an Insect Weekend

Jul 21
- Jul 22
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Area
Ninety-five percent of all living creatures are insects! Spend the weekend learning about the different types of insects in the park and have a chance to eat one! Contact...

Jul 22

Summer Breeze Lake Tour

Jul 22
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Enjoy the calming summer breeze aboard our tour boat as we cruise the emerald waters of Lake Fort Smith. This is a weather dependent event and subject to cancellation. Re...

Jul 24

Tuesdays at Two

Jul 24
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Jul 28

Twilight Kayak Adventure

Jul 28
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join the park interpreters for an evening kayak adventure! Reservations are required and are taken at the marina, call (479) 369-1018. Space is limited. Th...

Jul 31

Tuesdays at Two

Jul 31
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Connect to the past at Parkin Archeological State Park. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational craft program!...

Aug 04

Kayak Adventure

Aug 04
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Kayaking is a great way to experience the sights of Lake Fort Smith and a fun way to exercise. Whether you are a beginner or have a bit more experience, this kayak tour i...

Aug 11

Salve Workshop

Aug 11
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Latta Barn
Ozarkers have long believed in the wisdom of herbal remedies. Join Master Gardener Jane-Ellen Ross for hands-on tips, tricks, and techniques for making a "cure-all" yarro...

Aug 11

Meteor Shower Mania

Aug 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided cruise to learn about stars and constellations then watch a slice of the annu...

Aug 12

Meteor Shower Mania

Aug 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided cruise to learn about stars and constellations then watch a slice of the annu...

Aug 18

Hooray for Herps Weekend

Aug 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Spend this weekend at Pinnacle Mountain State Park to discover this group of very misunderstood animals. Park interpreters will host hikes, crafts, games, and talks about...

Aug 25

Big Maumelle Canoe Float

Aug 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
There's no better way to spend the day than out on the water! Paddle your way through Pinnacle’s majestic lowland river while viewing large cypress trees and a vari...

Aug 29

Legacy of the Spring

Aug 29
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Almost 10 million gallons of water flow from Arkansas's largest spring. Why and from where? Would Mammoth Spring State Park exist without this natural wonder? Meet at the...

Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 03

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week 2018

Aug 29
- Sep 03
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide

In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundat...


Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 03

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Aug 29
- Sep 03
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

The Arkansas State Parks system finds its roots all the way back to 1923. Join us as we celebrate the lasting legacy of our State Parks as well as the rich histor...


Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 03

Legacy Week

Aug 29
- Sep 03
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Legacy Week is a time to reconnect with our roots and share what makes each park special, Arkansas’s legacy is in your hands. Join us for a week of fun hands on act...

Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 03

Legacy Week

Aug 29
- Sep 03
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
The legacy of Arkansas State Parks is to preserve our state's diverse beauty and history, so that all Arkansans and visitors may find emotional and intellectual connectio...

Aug 31
- THRU - Sep 03

7th Annual Legacy - Think Like a Mountain Week

Aug 31
- Sep 03
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
School may be back in session, but there is still time for family activities as you join staff and special speakers and get to know your park better. Discover how you c...

Sep 01

35th Antique & Classic Car Show

Sep 01
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Baseball Field
Antique and classic cars will be on display and judged by year class. Gates open at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 11 a.m. Dash plaques for the first 50 registrants. Classe...

Sep 01

Labor Day Weekend

Sep 01
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Looking for something to do over this Labor Day weekend? Join the park interpreter for a fun holiday weekend of programs. Contact the park closer to time for a more detai...

Sep 02

Geocaching Weekend

Sep 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching. Learn about Arkansas State Park’s geocache tour and geocaches found right here at Pinnacle Mountain State ...

Sep 03

Labor Day Kayak Float

Sep 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
There's no better way to spend Labor Day than out on the water! Paddle your way through Pinnacle’s majestic lowland river while viewing large cypress trees and a va...

Sep 08

Great Spring River Cleanup

Sep 08
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Summer is almost over and we need to do a little fun cleaning on Spring River! Join park staff and volunteers for this annual cleanup. Not for beginners! Canoes provided ...

Sep 08

12th Annual Lee Creek Clean Up

Sep 08
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
This is the day park staff, area agencies and individuals come together to clean up the beautiful creek that flows through the park. Cleaner water means a cleaner park fo...

Sep 14
- THRU - Sep 15

30th Annual Mountain Bike Race

Sep 14
- Sep 15
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
What’s a mountain bike race without the trails at Devil’s Den State Park? Come and ride in the race or just enjoy watching all the levels of riders compete....

Sep 15

Kayaking 101

Sep 15
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Boat Dock
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided. ...

Sep 15

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

Sep 15
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
American Indians used all kinds of materials for containers, not just pottery. A lot of skill went into creating some containers, especially pine needle baskets. Create a...

Sep 22

Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 22
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
The Great Arkansas Cleanup is a state-wide community improvement effort aimed at removing trash and debris from our parks, roadsides, and waterways. Help keep Lake Fort S...

Sep 29

Great Arkansas Cleanup 2018

Sep 29
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Pavilion A
Help keep Petit Jean State Park clean and litter free! Join us for a few hours of litter pickup and be rewarded with a free cookout lunch, followed by a door prize giveaw...

Sep 29

Ozarka Sprint at the Spring

Sep 29
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Ozarka College has chosen Mammoth Spring State Park to host their annual 5K walk/run. Registration fee and start time TBA. Please contact the park for more information.&n...

Oct 11
- THRU - Oct 12

Homeschool Sawmill Days

Oct 11
- Oct 12
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
During the 1920s the lumbering industry was at its peak in Parkin. Homeschoolers will learn about the daily lives of children and adults who worked at the ...

Oct 13

6th Annual Fall Fest

Oct 13
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Celebrate the coming of fall at Devil’s Den! Design a homemade costume like the kids did when your park was being built and then join in the “walk around&rdqu...

Oct 16
- THRU - Oct 18

Senior American Special 2018

Oct 16
- Oct 18
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...

Oct 20

Canoe Races

Oct 20
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Marina
Join in on this family-friendly and informal race day at the lake. Within the day there are several sub-events which include a long-distance race, sprint race, beach ball...

Oct 20

Primitive Pottery Workshop

Oct 20
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Come celebrate International Archeology Day by learning an ancient skill! A wide variety of pottery types were made at ancient Casqui from everyday bowls for drinking and...

Oct 20

Halloween in the Park

Oct 20
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead
Join the friends and staff of Lake Catherine State Park as we host a community fall festival. Featuring trick-or-treating in the campground, hay rides, a hot dog and mars...

Oct 27

Fall Fun Festival at Petit Jean State Park 2018

Oct 27
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Celebrate the autumn season on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly, festival fun and nature-focused activities are provided. Costumes are welcome; dress up as your favor...

Oct 27

3rd Annual Devil's Den Haunting

Oct 27
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Re-live a haunted Devil’s Den story as you make your way through a ghostly part of the park. There is a small fee for this haunted adventure. Register at the visito...

Nov 03

Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 03
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Pavilion
Join us for a workshop on the joys of cast iron Dutch oven cooking. We will make several dishes as we discuss the history and process of cooking over a fire with cast iro...

Nov 10

Casqui Foods

Nov 10
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn’t have pizza and cheeseburgers to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experienc...

Nov 15

America Recycles Day

Nov 15
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Help keep your park beautiful! Join park staff for some fun activities about litter and discover more about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint!...

Nov 23

Green Friday

Nov 23
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Crowded stores, short tempers, and congested traffic…sounds lovely, right? Avoid the headaches of Black Friday and instead create enjoyable memories by spending...


Nov 23

Green Friday

Nov 23
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Go green, not black! Mammoth Spring State Park is the perfect place to avoid the stress of the holiday season and make lifelong memories. Come out and hike Spring Lake Tr...

Nov 23

Green Friday

Nov 23
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Avoid the crowds, enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday, and visit Lake Catherine State Park instead of a shopping mall! We've got a beautiful waterfall, over ten miles of hikin...

Nov 23

Green Friday

Nov 23
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Go green NOT black! Forget the crowded malls and stores as you join park interpreters to ease into the holiday season by enjoying the great outdoors!...

Nov 23
- THRU - Nov 25

21st Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 23
- Nov 25
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic CCC Field
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...

Nov 24

Turkey Trot 5K

Nov 24
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and turkey...oh my! Need to burn off those Thanksgiving Day calories? Or maybe you just want an excuse to get the family outside. Join us for...

Dec 01

Christmas Open House 2018

Dec 01
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic Mather Lodge Lobby
See the park’s historic Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Santa Claus is scheduled f...

Dec 08

Holiday Ornaments for All Ages

Dec 08
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While most people think of American Indians when they think of Parkin, there was an important historical community of people who worked at the Northern Ohio Sawmill. Thei...

Dec 22

Holiday Open House

Dec 22
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Visitor Center
Join the staff of Devil’s Den State Park to help us decorate the park’s Christmas tree by making ornaments in the style of the Civilian Conservation Corps fro...

May 13
- THRU - May 13

National Frog Jumping Day

May 13
- May 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Yep, it's a day for jumping! Stop by the Discovery Room and visit with our interpretive staff for a day of crafts, activities, and programs about our amphibian friends.&n...