Special Notices

Special Notices

State Parks Director's Office

Although caves at Devil's Den State Park and Withrow Springs State Park are closed to the public as state and federal agencies work to protect these caves and the bat species that inhabit them from White-nose Syndrome, Arkansas's show caves are open for business. These seven caves in the Ozarks include Blanchard Springs Caverns, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, and these privately-operated caverns: Bull Shoals, Cosmic Caverns, Mystic Caverns, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, Onyx Cave, and War Eagle Cavern. Information on these caverns can be found at: www.arkansas.com/things-to-do/caves/.




Devil's Den State Park

Due to an electrical fire, the store, cafe, and pool at Devil's Den State Park are closed temporarily beginning Friday, August 28. It is not known at this time when these facilities will reopen. For additional information, contact the park at: 479-761-3325.


Crater of Diamonds State Park

Master diamond cutter Mike Botha of Embee Diamonds is set to cut the 8.52-carat "Esperanza" diamond found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. For details, visit: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/news/display.aspx?id=2502" target=_blank

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Lake Catherine State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Hot Spring County is in effect at Lake Catherine State Park. Campers should take note that while this burn ban is in effect, no wood fires are allowed. Only gas grills or charcoal fires in grills are allowed until the burn ban is lifted. To check which counties are currently under burn bans, visit the Arkansas Forestry Commission website at: www.arkfireinfo.org/.


DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Due to current dry conditions, county judge-issued burn bans for Clark and Hot Spring counties are in effect at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Campers should take note that while these burn bans are in effect, no wood fires are allowed. Only gas grills or charcoal fires in grills are allowed until the burn bans are lifted. Many other counties in Arkansas are also under burn bans at this time affecting other Arkansas state parks. These counties are noted on the Arkansas Forestry Commission website at: www.arkfireinfo.org/.


Lake Chicot State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Chicot County is in effect at Lake Chicot State Park. Campers should take note that while this burn ban is in effect, no wood fires are allowed. Only gas grills or charcoal fires in grills are allowed until the burn ban is lifted. To check which counties are currently under burn bans, visit the Arkansas Forestry Commission website at: www.arkfireinfo.org/.


Millwood State Park

Millwood State Park remains closed due damage from spring and early summer floodwaters. It is not known at this time when the park will reopen. Updates will be posted here as the park's reopening date (dependent on park repairs) is determined. At this time, the only park facility in operation is the visitor center. Current hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed weekends). For further details, contact the park at: 870-898-2800.


Withrow Springs State Park

A 3.2-mile section of Ark. 23 (also known as the Pig Trail) located in Franklin County 5.5 miles north of Cass is closed temporarily beginning May 20 due to a landslide. [NOTE: This hill slide is approximately 19 miles north of I-40.] The closed portion stretches between the Mulberry Mountain Lodge to the south and Fly Gap Road to the north. This 3.2-mile section will remain closed until repairs can be made. These are expected to be completed by the end of October. For updates, visit: www.idrivearkansas.com/closures.


Hobbs State Park

A 3.2-mile section of Ark. 23 (also known as the Pig Trail) located in Franklin County 5.5 miles north of Cass is closed temporarily beginning May 20 due to a landslide. [NOTE: This hill slide is approximately 19 miles north of I-40.] The closed portion stretches between the Mulberry Mountain Lodge to the south and Fly Gap Road to the north. This 3.2-mile section will remain closed until repairs can be made. These are expected to be completed by the end of October. For updates, visit: www.idrivearkansas.com/closures.


Logoly State Park

The visitor center at Logoly State Park closed on Friday, January, 9, for construction to begin on the park's new visitor center at the same site. The park office relocated to a trailer near the park bathhouse. This temporary office will serve park visitors until the new visitor center is completed. Once built, the new environmentally-friendly visitor center will be a candidate for LEED Gold certification. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systemâ„¢ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. The phone number for the park office will remain: 870-695-3561.