Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Moro Bay Toltec Mounds Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Mount Nebo Petit Jean Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek Wooly Hollow [X] Lake Dardanelle [X] Lake Fort Smith Region Central Upper Delta Lower Delta Northwest Park Activity Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Heather Johnson Megan Ayres Moore Jason Baumgartner Meg Matthews [X] Sasha Bowles [X] Robin Gabe Date Published March 2021 June 2020 April 2020 January 2017 Trail of Tears Across Arkansas State Parks Mar 2021 ⁄ Sasha Bowles Arkansas has hundreds of miles of the Trail of Tears, and of the nine states traversed by the trail, is the only state that witnessed the removal of all five of the Southeastern tribes as they moved west. Arkansas State Parks has five parks that lie along these removal routes. These parks have been certified as National Park Service Trail of Tears National Historic Trail... Mayflies: Nuisance or Nutrient? Jun 2020 ⁄ Sasha Bowles Fishing is a favored pastime at Lake Dardanelle State Park, making people the top of this food chain. We love to catch fish, but often don’t think of all the creatures it took to build that strong healthy fish on the end of our fishing line. Mayflies are an essential part of the food chain that keeps the fishery at Lake Dardanelle State Park healthy. In this photo essay... Lake Dardanelle: One River Many Voices Apr 2020 ⁄ Sasha Bowles What is now the body of water called Lake Dardanelle was once simply the Arkansas River, a life source to plants and wildlife, as well as the Native Americans and settlers who migrated here. One river many voices. 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.