Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Delta Heritage Trail Lake Chicot Region Central Northwest Southwest North Central Upper Delta [X] Lower Delta Park Activity Hiking Diamond Digging Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Backpacking Boating / Marinas Climbing Geocaching Horseback Riding Motorcycling Mountain Biking Road Cycling Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Mountain Biking ATV Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Monika Rued Paul Butler Arkansas State Parks Staff Grady Spann Cara Curtis Jason Parrie Joe Jacobs Kelly Farrell Maggie Howard Matt Manos Robin Gabe Ryan Smith Seth Boone Tara Gillanders [X] Meg Matthews [X] Brian Whitson [X] Megan Ayres Date Published February 2020 November 2019 December 2018 September 2017 August 2017 May 2017 February 2017 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 Relax, Recharge and Recreate During Spring Break Feb 2020 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks have many ways to relax, recharge and recreate fun and affordable. Take the time this spring break to visit a park and enjoy the physical and mental benefits. Opt Outside for Green Friday Nov 2019 ⁄ Meg Matthews Green Friday is an antidote to Black Friday where programs will be offered at many Arkansas State Parks on the day after Thanksgiving each year. Arkansas State Parks Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Dec 2018 ⁄ Meg Matthews Make a healthy New Year’s resolution by kicking off 2019 with an invigorating First Day Hike at an Arkansas state park near you. Birding in Arkansas State Parks Sep 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas has some of the finest bird watching. Many of our parks have bird watching checklists, and park interpreters who are avid birders and can guide you to view many of the birds in Arkansas. Delta Heritage Trail Development at Arkansas City Aug 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Construction of a new trailhead facility at Delta Heritage Trail in Arkansas City will convert trail tracks to pedestrian and bicycle routes, which will stretch from six miles. Arkansas State Parks Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 May 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews “Kids to Parks Day” is a nation-wide call for children to experience natural and heart-healthy activities at state parks. How Do You Pronounce Lake Chicot? Feb 2017 ⁄ Brian Whitson Many people may know about the origins of this lake, but may not realize why we call it Lake Chicot. In order to understand where the name Lake Chicot comes from one must look to the past. Fall Color in Your Arkansas State Parks Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Check out our fall events and fall foliage reporting so you can see which areas are showing the most color in Arkansas. 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. Arkansas State Parks Celebrate S’mores Day Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Today, take advantage of National S’more Day at an Arkansas State Park to enjoy this ooey, gooey campfire treat just like when you were a kid.