Pocahontas is the best place under the sun to experience the April 8, 2024, Total Solar Eclipse. Why’s that? Because Pocahontas and Randolph County are within the maximum total eclipse zone! With more than 4 minutes of complete darkness, it is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. While you’re in town, enjoy a weekend-long festival with exciting events, food and entertainment. Stroll through the historic downtown. Visit museums or see a play. Float and fish on one of the county’s five rivers. Experience all of this and more when visiting for the 2024 eclipse or anytime throughout the year.
Have the full Buffalo River County experience when you plan your trip with Buffalo River Outfitters. From canoe, raft and kayak rentals to an overnight stay in a log cabin that is close to all your favorite outdoor and urban destinations, Buffalo River Outfitters has everything you need for an unforgettable Arkansas vacation.
Even a brief mention of the Buffalo National River lights up faces. When you say, “I just got back from the Buffalo,” everybody smiles, and some get a faraway look in their eyes. A float trip down the Buffalo becomes a shared memory full of fun, beauty and wonder.
Experience natural beauty where all four seasons can be enjoyed. Discover pristine lakes and rivers, hiking trails, dramatic views, locally owned shops and a multitude of recreational activities to keep you and your family having fun all year long.
Make Mountain Home, Arkansas your destination for fun. Enjoy a day at Bull Shoals Lake or Lake Norfork where you can boat, ski, wakeboard, tube and swim. Catch trout and bass on the White River or North Fork River.
With the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse fast approaching, people from all over the world will be searching for the perfect spot in Arkansas to take in this once-in-a-lifetime event. While most will flock to larger cities, you can skip the traffic and the hassle by enjoying this spectacle in North Central Arkansas’s dreamy Spring River Country.
The scenic beauty of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests is significantly enhanced in the fall when its 1.2-million acres turn into fiery seas of red, orange and yellow hues. Coupled with cooler temperatures, autumn is a perfect time to camp, hike and bike amid this postcard-perfect scene.
Over the next year, The Natural State and our tourism partners will be busy making plans for one of the biggest events the state has ever seen – the 2024 Great North American Eclipse.
Many of our lodging partners throughout the state (hotels, motels, resorts, campgrounds, etc.) will begin taking reservations for April 2024 stays over the first two weeks of the month. Here are a few things to think about as you begin planning your eclipse adventure in Arkansas.
The Arkansas state park system was created with the establishment of Petit Jean State Park. Among the 52 state parks now spread across Arkansas are sites atop the state’s most prominent mountains, on the shores of her largest manmade and natural lakes, and on lands where Civil War battles were fought and Native Americans thrived. While preserving the state’s natural and historical heritage and offering recreational opportunities for Arkansans and state visitors alike, the parks themselves have become a legacy passed from generation to generation.