Wildflowers paint the landscape in magnificent splashes of color, all while working diligently behind the scenes to safeguard the very ecosystems they call home. The miles of hiking trails at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in southwest Arkansas not only give you amazing views of this National Wild and Scenic River, but also of the surrounding habitat that is home to a diversity of Ouachita Mountain flora and fauna.  

This worksheet, which you can download and print, may help you notice more wildflowers and even identify each’s role in ecosystem protection. Special activities you can do at your campsite or at home are included on the back. 

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area Wildflower Walk Snapshot