Mark your calendar for the April 8th, 2024 Eclipse in Arkansas
Write it down…and save the date. Parts of Arkansas will be the place to be during what has been dubbed the Great North American Eclipse. To experience the total phase of the eclipse, gazers must be in the narrow path of totality, which will run through the center of The Natural State from southwest to northeast. Cities such as Hot Springs, Little Rock and Jonesboro are located within that narrow swath of totality. Make plans now to be in Arkansas on April 8, 2024!
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.
From bustling lakes and vibrant parks to lazy bayous and peaceful walking trails, Pine Bluff has plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Choose from a whopping 19 parks, two major lakes and some of the most popular waterways in the country to make the city your playground.
Witness dramatic sunsets, view watchable wildlife and experience educational interactive programs at a state-of-the-art visitor center.
The small town of Hope, Arkansas has many claims to fame, but is best known as the birthplace of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and for showcasing some of the world's largest watermelons. When visiting Hope, you get to experience history through museums and historical sites and fun in the outdoors at local and state parks. You can attend festivals, rodeos and concerts while also getting to shop and eat in a lively downtown district. No matter what you like to do, Hope has something for you.
Gaston’s White River Resort thrills with the best trout-fishing for the whole family. This Arkansas spot is ideal for getting out in nature.
There’s much to see and do in Pine Bluff. Choose from outdoor adventures, arts and culture, gaming and more when you visit this southeast Arkansas gem.
Create family memories on sun-soaked days in Regional Park, fish for a trophy catch on the Arkansas River, kayak on the world’s longest bayou at Bayou Bartholomew or see native fish and birds at the Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center. Need a night out? Head to Saracen Casino Resort for gaming and elegant, upscale dining. Looking for a family outing? Kids of all ages will love the Arkansas Railroad Museum. Want to be inspired
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.
Take a look at the one-of-a-kind Buffalo River experience we offer at Buffalo River Outfitters. This video presents a canoe view of the breathtaking scenery of the Buffalo National River. Picture yourself in the cozy accommodations featured here with everything you need from BRO. We offer shuttle service for one-day or multi-day floats. Our day floats include four-to-five hour trips and short-distance ones that take only one-to-two hours. No canoe? No problem. Reserve your canoe, kayak or raft with BRO. Set in the pristine nature of the Buffalo National River, it’s a great time for all
Discover a side of Arkansas you've never seen before at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa, a vacation destination on beautiful Lake Ouachita. From family reunions to couple's retreats, the resort offers cozy accommodations for parties of all sizes.
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.
Three counties, endless ways to enjoy the outdoors and small-town charm. Head to the southwest corner of Arkansas for a getaway that feels off-the-beaten path but is still close to a number of destinations and attractions. Arkansas Southwest Waterways includes Howard, Little River and Sevier counties, which line both the Oklahoma and Texas borders. The three counties share Millwood Lake, a popular destination for fishing. The easy-to-access, affordable destination also includes access to five other lakes and rivers, hence the name! Visit towns like De Queen, Ashdown and Nashville for history
Nestled at the eastern foot of Arkansas' second highest peak, Rich Mountain, you will find the beautiful and charming town of Mena. Founded in 1896 as a railroad town, Mena is the eastern boundary of the Talimena National Scenic Byway, a 54-mile scenic route that traverses the crests of Rich and Winding Stair mountains between Mena, Arkansas and Talihina, Oklahoma. The byway travels through the Queen Wilhelmina State Park and provides incredible views from many vistas.
Currently from Bentonville, more than 60 airstrips can be found within 100 nautical miles making for excellent backcountry aviation in Arkansas. Land on these patches of earth and you enter a gateway to floating, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and even cabins and restaurants. Popular locations include Trigger Gap Outfitters on the Kings River, Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark, Buffalo Outdoor Center (BOC) in Ponca and Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview. Thus, the Bentonville airport is becoming a jump-off point for adventure.