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/.




Mount Nebo State Park

The Mount Nebo State Park swimming pool will close on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning July 28. Beginning August 17, the pool will be open on only these weekends (Saturday and Sunday): August 22-23, August 29-30, and Labor Day Weekend Sept 5, 6 & 7. For additional information, contact the park at: 479-229-3655.


Crater of Diamonds State Park

Heat Advisory: While heat indexes are high at this time, park visitors are urged to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain caffeine or large amounts of sugar. Wear loose, cool clothing. Take breaks as needed in a shaded area. At first signs of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps), move to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes, and slowly drink a cool liquid. Seek medical attention immediately if conditions do not improve. Keep pets safe during this heat wave, too. Be aware that high temperatures can lead to heat stroke in your dog causing permanent damage or death in a very short time.


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.


Bull Shoals-White River State Park

The Bull Shoals Dam and Powerhouse tours are suspended temporarily beginning May 26. It is not known at this time when they will be resumed by authorization of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.


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.


Crowley's Ridge State Park

Following renovation of the dining hall/kitchen, the group lodging area at Crowley's Ridge State Park has reopened. The structure's renovation included new flooring and windows, window coverings, the addition of LED track lighting, upgrading of the electrical system, installation of a Mitsubishi mini-split system (HVAC), a new kitchen with updated equipment including an Ansul fire suppression system in the vent hood over range. The building now features a new entrance, new restroom building behind dining hall, and outside lighting. The renovation work also included landscaping/erosion improvements and the repair and replacement of some of the cypress logs on this historic structure dating from the 1930s and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The reopening also includes the group lodging area's five bunk cabins and bathhouse. For additional details, contact the park at: 870-573-6751.