Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Lake Dardanelle Cossatot River Devil's Den Historic Washington State Park Region Northwest Southwest North Central Central Lower Delta Upper Delta Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Chris Pistole Grady Spann Heather Johnson Jeanette Larson Paul Butler Robin Gabe Tara Gillanders Don Simons Joe Jacobs John Morrow Matt Manos Rebekah Spurlock Amy Griffin Brian Whitson Devin Moon Elizabeth Kimble Haley Johnson Jason Baumgartner Jason Parrie Jeanette Larson Jenn Menge Jonathan Wirges Kristina Root Kylee Cole Leita Spears Maggie Howard Mary Buchman Matt Mulheran Mystina Swaim Randy Pearson Ron Salley Ryan Smith Sasha Bowles Seth Boone Tim Scott Zachary Fisher [X] Megan Ayres [X] Adam Leslie [X] Shelley Flanary [X] Billy Nations [X] Kelly Farrell Date Published May 2020 April 2020 May 2017 February 2017 September 2016 April 2016 March 2016 Photo Essay: Life Below Lake Dardanelle May 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres What lives in a lake? If you are like most of us, your first thoughts were fish, snakes, and turtles. Believe it or not, that’s only a small part of the life below Lake Dardanelle! Lake Dardanelle State Park Sunset Apr 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres Lake Dardanelle State Park sits along the edge of Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats in and around the lake will surround you in natural beauty and a top-notch fishery. Enjoy this sunset view from the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. What is a Park Interpreter? May 2017 ⁄ Kelly Farrell On top of being guides and stewards of the parks, Park Interpreters identify plants and wildlife. They are biologists, geologists, botanists, historians, educators, and recreation specialists. What’s it Like to be Scarlett? Feb 2017 ⁄ Billy Nations We thought we would see first hand the difficulties of dressing during this time period and went head to head to see who could get dressed in 19th century dress the quickest. 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. Exploring Nature on the Trails at Cossatot River State Park Apr 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary “The book of nature has no beginning as it has no end.” (Jim Corbett) I am excited to tell you about the four trails we have and how our longest trail (“River Corridor”) is now completed for you to “experience the seasonal natural beauty along this wild and scenic river.” Starting with our shortest trail, “The Waterleaf Interpretive Trail.” This trail begins at the Visitor... A Wild and Scenic River Mar 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S. Sounds of the Night Mar 2016 ⁄ Adam Leslie Sitting around a campfire at an Arkansas State Parks is a great way to experience nature in the park and night time is full of activity and there are many animals to listen for. Getting Your Feet Wet Mar 2016 ⁄ Adam Leslie The best way to learn is to get your feet wet by taking part in a creek seining program. It was developed to help monitor the aquatic life found in Lee Creek, but it turned into so much more.