Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Cossatot River Historic Washington State Park Lake Dardanelle Lake Fort Smith Region Northwest Central Lower Delta Upper Delta [X] North Central [X] Southwest Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Waymon Cox Monika Rued Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks Staff Grady Spann Paul Butler Haley Johnson Ivory Detter Jackie Rupp Jason Parrie Jeanette Larson Jeanette Larson Jenn Menge Joe Jacobs Jonathan Wirges Josh Williams Leita Spears Maggie Howard Matt Manos Tara Gillanders Zachary Fisher [X] Megan Ayres [X] Billy Nations [X] Heather Johnson [X] Kelly Farrell [X] Shelley Flanary Date Published May 2020 May 2017 February 2017 September 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! 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. 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. 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.