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Feb 02
- THRU - Feb 03

Flapjack 20

Feb 02
- Feb 03
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion #1
Doesn't the name alone grab your attention!? Originally designed to help Boyscouts reach a goal of achieving a 20-mile night hike, the Flapjack 20 is now an annual event ...

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 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...

Apr 01

How to Fish Beaver Lake

Apr 01
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series: So many people have moved to NW Arkansas from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, etc. where the lakes are 25 - 40 feet deep, and then find tha...

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 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...

May 05

Kayak Tours

May 05
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 06

Kayak Tour

May 06
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 12

Kayak Tour

May 12
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 13

Kayak Tour

May 13
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 18

Kayak Tour

May 18
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 19

Kayak Tour

May 19
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 20

Kayak Tour

May 20
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 25

Kayak Tour

May 25
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

May 25
- THRU - May 28

Memorial Day Celebration Weekend

May 25
- May 28
5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Bring the entire family to Lake Ouachita State Park for a weekend of lake tours, interpretive programs, and activities. Come enjoy the lake as we remember and honor those...

May 26

Kayak Tour

May 26
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy a guided kayak tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ages 12 and up...

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, ...

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

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

National Trails Day

Jun 02
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Huckleberry Trailhead

Let's celebrate National Trails Day with a hike of the entire Huckleberry Trail. Lace up your hiking boots and bring your water bottle and enjoy the scenery. This 3.5 ...


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 09

Annual Kid's Fishing Derby

Jun 09
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBD
Our Annual Kid's Fishing Derby is a free event for kids 15 and under. Gifts, prizes, and family fun await. Prize entry must be turned in by 10 a.m. Try to catch...

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 25

Wetlands Discovery One Day Camp

Jun 25
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us for a thrilling day of discovery on the water! We take our kayaks out on the lake to observe aquatic birds and animals and use our dip nets to find and observe ma...

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 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 16

Wetlands Discovery Day Camp

Jul 16
P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us for a thrilling day of discovery on the water! We take our kayaks out on the lake to observe aquatic birds and animals and use our dip nets to find and observe ma...

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...

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...

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 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

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 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 12
- THRU - Oct 14

Women Outdoors Weekend

Oct 12
- Oct 14
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Ladies, open the door to all your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this three-day, two-night adventure, we will offer sessions on basic camping...

Oct 13

Cast Iron Cooking - Wild Game

Oct 13
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse

By special request from area hunters and just in time for hunting season, this session of cast iron cooking will highlight recipes that can be used with wild game. Onl...


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...

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
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center

Nov. 23rd is Green Friday, an alternative to the shopping crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Thanksgiving is an Ameri...


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...