Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Region Southwest Northwest Central North Central Upper Delta [X] Lower Delta Park Activity Fishing Hiking Watchable Wildlife Climbing Mountain Biking Backpacking Boating / Marinas Diamond Digging Geocaching Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Swimming Hang Gliding River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Trail Type Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Day Hikes Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Paul Butler Arkansas State Parks Staff Grady Spann Brian Whitson Cara Curtis Joe Jacobs Kelly Farrell Matt Manos Robin Gabe Ryan Smith Seth Boone Tara Gillanders [X] Monika Rued [X] Jason Parrie [X] Maggie Howard [X] Megan Ayres Date Published April 2020 March 2020 November 2018 October 2017 September 2017 January 2017 December 2016 September 2016 August 2016 Help Us Protect Your Arkansas State Parks Apr 2020 ⁄ Monika Rued Lake Catherine State Park Superintendent Cheryl Vincent goes over Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Thank you in advance for helping us protect your Arkansas State Parks. Physical Distancing at Arkansas State Parks Mar 2020 ⁄ Monika Rued It's important during this COVID-19 health emergency, that we all practice social "physical" distancing and follow CDC guidelines. Park Interpreter Matthew shows us some best practices while visiting state parks and other natural areas. Arkansas State Parks December To Do List Nov 2018 ⁄ Monika Rued December is a wonderful time to connect with your community in Arkansas state parks. We have interpretative programs and events on tap all month to celebrate the holidays. Fun Fall Events Oct 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks has several fun fall events and programs. Check out some of our park interpreters’ suggestions they sent in and make your plans to come visit. Great Arkansas Cleanup Sep 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued Each fall, Arkansans improve their communities by volunteering in the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission’s (KAB) annual litter pickup and community cleanup event. Winter To Do List Jan 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued If you’re looking for ways to come out of hibernation this winter, we have plenty of fun things to do. Here are 10 ideas we rounded up from our Arkansas State Parks team. Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Nov. 25 is Green Friday, an alternative to the crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Arkansas State Parks has been offering Green Friday events for over seven years. Awaken Your Nocturnal Nature Sep 2016 ⁄ Megan Ayres Many of your state parks offer evening programs that engage you with the world around you at night. Whether you're camping, hiking, stargazing, or or an owl prowl. Bird Nerds Part of Flock for Life Sep 2016 ⁄ Maggie Howard Birding is a weird and wonderful hobby to get into. You start out with an old beat up bird guide and a cheap pair of binoculars, figuring you would just give it a shot. Handling the Heat Aug 2016 ⁄ Jason Parrie Arkansas State Parks wants to remind folks that one can safely enjoy the outdoors even during the heat of the summer. Check our our tips and precautions for the hot weather.