- Degray Lake Resort State Park
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Arkansas's fishing and golf resort, is located on 13,800-acre DeGray Lake. Go swimming, water skiing, fishing. Try the challenging championship golf. Enjoy the camping and hiking. Stay in DeGray Lodge, the resort's island lodge with its sweeping lake views. Here resort amenities combine with plenty of outdoor fun. DeGray is the ultimate getaway.
- Petit Jean State Park
The First State Park of Arkansas. Scenic hikes, scenic drives, scenic overlooks, a public pool, a fishing/kayaking lake, a beautiful waterfall and of course the historic Mather Lodge and Cabins. Spend the night, stop by for a meal, see all there is to do atop Petit Jean Mountain.
- Ozark Folk Center State Park
You've never been somewhere like the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Listen to real mountain music played by those with a real passion for it. Watch mountain craftspeople create remarkable things in the craft village. Better yet, join in. Sign up for a workshop in music or crafts. While there enjoy the Skillet Restaurant, stay in the Cabins at Dry Creek and see all the Mountain View area has to offer.
- Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Romance is the word for Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Romance for the view, the history or the special someone you bring to the lodge atop the second highest mountain in Arkansas.
- Crater of Diamonds State Park
Here it is, the world famous Crater of Diamonds State Park. You've heard so much about it. Now it's time to experience Arkansas's diamond site for yourself. This is the only diamond-bearing site in the world open to the public. Here, you search for diamonds in the rough and keep what you find. On a hot summer day take advantage of Diamond Springs, the park's cool play pool.
- Historic Washington State Park
Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town where you can experience history where it happened. Here you will time travel back to the 19th century as you stroll the plank board sidewalks alongside streets that have never been paved, and tour the historic public buildings and former residences.
- Mount Magazine State Park
At 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas's highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Graced with timeless natural beauty, this plateau-a remnant of an ancient sea floor-runs east-west stretching six miles long and up to a mile across.
- Adventure State Parks
Arkansas's state parks are more than great scenery, campsites, cabins and lodges. The parks offer great outdoor adventures, too. From exciting outdoor sports to adrenaline pumping extreme adventures for thrill seekers, you can experience it all in the State Parks of Arkansas.
- History & Heritage State Parks
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 connections to their heritage.
- Lakes and Rivers State Parks
Looking for the best places to enjoy your favorite water sports? Arkansas's state parks offer you access to 29 lakes and 12 rivers. Boat, fish, swim, water ski, scuba dive, snorkel, canoe, and kayak in the waters of The Natural State. Several state parks offer interpreter-led Arkansas lake tours.
- Mountain State Parks
Mountains cover half of Arkansas. Two unique regions, the rugged plateaus of the Ozarks in the north, and the rolling peaks and valleys of the Ouachitas in the south, tell stories of wildlife, forests, and rivers. Eons of time have shaped these uplifted, rugged forms into beautiful scenery.
- Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Affordable family vacations, romantic getaways and business meetings are a natural in Arkansas. Find discount vacation packages deals, book a room online, enjoy fun family attractions and activities: hunting and fishing, hiking and camping, exploring a real diamond mine, Civil War history and caves; attending festivals and annual events. Explore the scenic beauty of Arkansas!
- Arkansas Kids
Welcome Kids and Families! ArkansasKids.com is a Web site just for you. This engaging site offers everything you need to plan an Arkansas family vacation that is geared to your personal interests.
- Arkansas Hot Deals & Packages
Whether you are looking for a cheap weekend getaway or a luxurious seven-day stay, Arkansas has a perfect package for your vacation. Our natural beauty provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventure or restful relaxation.
- Keep Arkansas Beautiful
Inspiring and educating individuals to prevent litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful.
- Outdoor Recreation Grants Programs
The mission of the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program is to improve the management, planning and overall quality of Arkansas's outdoor recreation resources through advocacy, research, technical assistance, inter-communications and funding assistance. 2013_AR_State_Parks_SCORP_Report.pdf
- Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism FOI
For the official rules, regulations, hours of operation and rates and fees for Arkansas State Parks please check our Freedom of Information page.