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Hiking Trail at Petit Jean State Park
Hiking Trail at Petit Jean State Park

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Lake Ouachita State Park

Arkansas’s largest lake, Lake Ouachita offers 40,000 acres of clear, clean water surrounded by the scenic Ouachita National Forest. Swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and fishing are enjoyed here. The park has 93 campsites,8 fully-equipped cabins, 4 camper cabins, all of which are perfect for families. Other facilities include Caddo Bend trail, picnic tables, swimming areas, and a marina with boat and kayak rentals, bait, and supplies.
Scenic View of Lake Ouachita State Park

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Mammoth Spring State Park

Mammoth Spring State Park is encompassed in history. As a National Natural Landmark, you can explore one of the world’s largest springs and follow it to the Spring River for trout fishing or floating. Explore the 1886 Frisco train depot and museum that details the history of the area including train memorabilia, a Frisco caboose and historical objects from the area. Adding to the things to do here are a playground, picnic area, baseball field, walking trail, and paddling!
Mammoth Springs State Park

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Moro Bay State Park

Moro Bay has it all, from lodging to adventure. The modern cabins offer a truly unique experience, as they are positioned on stilts giving them a familiar feeling of being tucked away in a treehouse. You can opt for one of our beautiful campsites that places you in the full splendor of the park. Don't forget to explore the trails, picnic sites, pavilion, playground, and the Moro Bay Ferry exhibit!
Moro Bay State Park Cabins

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Woolly Hollow State Park

Discover the scenic Lake Bennett that rests along Woolly Hollow State Park, where you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming. It's the perfect destination for your family, whether you want to spend the day on the lake, or explore the hiking and mountain biking trails across the park.
Lake Bennett at Woolly Hollow State Park

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Lake Fort Smith State Park

A beautiful multi-use area on the banks of Lake Fort Smith, this is a scenic, well-maintained park in the Boston Mountain Valley of the Ozarks with camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking. For backpackers, it is the western terminus of the 240-mile Ozark Highlands Trail. The park offers 30 campsites, 10 cabins, a swimming pool, marina with boat rentals, pavilion, picnic sites, and group facilities. The visitor center houses a replica pioneer log cabin and covered wagon with exhibits and programs on the area’s early history.
Kayaking at Lake Fort Smith State Park

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Lake Charles State Park

A half-hour from Jonesboro and about 1.5 hours from Memphis, Lake Charles State Park is a peaceful place located on a 645-acre lake filled with bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. In fact, it’s the place where the largest number of 20-inch bass have been caught in Northeast Arkansas. A full line of bait and tackle is available at the visitor center from March through October. There are 60 campsites, with many spots right on the water. A yurt offers an additional lodging option.
Lake Charles State Park

Find Unique Ways to Stay in Our State Parks

Yurt, Rent-A-Camp, or sleeping under the stars with your horses - we've got something for all levels of campers.

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