Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Historic Washington State Park Ozark Folk Center Toltec Mounds Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Moro Bay Mount Magazine Powhatan Courthouse Wooly Hollow [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] White Oak Lake Region Northwest Central Lower Delta North Central Upper Delta Park Activity Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff [X] Heather Johnson [X] Monika Rued [X] Robin Gabe Date Published May 2020 April 2020 January 2017 Promethea Silkmoth Video May 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson Lake Fort Smith State Park in western Arkansas offers a variety of habitats for many different wild creatures. The forest here is a perfect home for the extraordinarily large promethea silkmoth, Callosamia promethea. At nearly four inches, the adults’ wings exhibit extraordinary camouflage to avoid predators. Video: Stream at Lake Fort Smith State Park Apr 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson As the spring rain settles in on the Boston Mountains of Lake Fort Smith State Park, the rainwater finds the quickest routes down the mountainsides to form hundreds of bubbling, temporary streams. The flowing waters breathe life into the forest by providing new water sources for plants and animals and providing habitat for aquatic insects and amphibians. The gentle streams... Living Hillsides Virtual Hike Apr 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson Lake Fort Smith State Park is a beautiful oasis nestled in the Boston Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. The lake is pristine and teeming with life, but this outstanding water reservoir would not be as special as it is without its surrounding hillsides. These living, tree-covered hillsides protect the lake from erosion and deep within the forest are many hidden treasures. 5 State Parks Off the Beaten Path Jan 2017 ⁄ Robin Gabe Whether you’re looking to hike a trail, journey through history, muddy up your mountain bike, or just get away for the weekend, there is an Arkansas State Park waiting for you. French Colonial Day at White Oak Lake State Park Jul 2020 ⁄ Monika Rued White Oak Lake State Park in Bluff City, Ark., is hosting the Seventh Annual French Colonial Day free event with reenactors representing French and other European colonials.