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/.
The search field at Crater of Diamonds State Park is in prime condition after being plowed and a rain this Memorial Day weekend. This is one of our busiest times, so please be prepared for the possibility of long lines off and on all weekend. We're looking forward to your visit!
The swimming beach at Jacksonport State Park is closed temporarily as a safety precaution by order of the Arkansas Department of Health. Contact the park for updates at: 870-523-2143.
We will have about 600 runners racing on June 4, 2016 on all multi-use trails. We will have about 300 cyclists racing June 12, 2016 on the multi-use trail and Clifty and War Eagle loops. Call the park with any questions: 479-789-5000.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, DeRoche Ridge Picnic Area is closed for a complete renovation. This area includes picnic sites, swim beach, restroom and boat ramp. DeRoche Campground, which is located adjacent to the picnic area, is also closed for renovations until further notice. All other areas of DeGray State Park are OPEN, including Campgrounds A-B-C, Lodge & Restaurant, Marina, Golf Course, Horseback Riding and Caddo Bend Beach-Boat Ramp-Day Use area. Please contact the park for updates: 501-865-5850.
Lake Charles State Park's Area C campground, sites 25-44, are closed as we build a new climate controlled bath house with four private stalls that include a sink, shower, and toilet. Please call the park for updates as we make these improvements: 870-878-6595.
The campgrounds at Davidsonville Historic State Park will be closed for renovations beginning Feb. 29, 2016. Please call the park for updates: 870-892-4708.
The Hearth Room in The Lodge at Mount Magazine is temporarily closed to the public. This great room near the lobby will remain closed temporarily until an estimated time of the first week of June 2016. This closure is necessary for the public’s safety while repairs are made to the bay of windows along three sides of this room framing the view of the Petit Jean River Valley. A temporary wall will block-off access to this room during the construction activity. A portion of The Skycrest Restaurant is also undergoing repairs but remains open. The south view scenic windows are enclosed temporarily and obstructed for viewing during this time until approximately the first week of June 2016. Please note that there are other public areas at the lodge and within the Skycrest Restaurant which will offer views of the Valley. All other areas of the lodge will remain open. For updated details, please contact the lodge at: 877-665-6343.
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 System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. The phone number for the park office will remain: 870-695-3561.