Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Petit Jean Pinnacle Mountain Toltec Mounds Region Northwest Southwest North Central Upper Delta Lower Delta [X] Central Park Activity Watchable Wildlife Climbing Hiking Backpacking Boating / Marinas Diamond Digging Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Mountain Biking River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Grady Spann Meg Matthews Monika Rued Robin Gabe Date Published June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 [X] December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 [X] July 2016 [X] May 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 [X] February 2016 Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Nov. 25 is Green Friday, an alternative to the crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Arkansas State Parks has been offering Green Friday events for over seven years. Governor's Capital Campout Jul 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Welcome to the Governor’s Capital Campout – an overnight event celebrating National Great Outdoors Month. These special events are held to encourage families to enjoy their natural surroundings. The Faces of Arkansas State Parks May 2016 ⁄ Grady Spann Hundreds of programs, events, and activities are scheduled across the park system to make your visit memorable while expanding your knowledge of what makes Arkansas so special. The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Mather Lodge is closed for restoration, renovation and major rebuilding, but will stay true to the orginal design and structure of the CCC era in which it was built. Artifact Tales Mar 2016 ⁄ Robin Gabe Artifacts amaze me. It is a simple statement but every word is true. In certain cases, they are the only link that we have to past cultures. This is true at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. The American Indians that lived here are called the Plum Bayou Culture and they left clues to their way of life in the form of artifacts. They lived at this site around 1,200... Pinnacle Mountain State Park Rocks! Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Tucked away in central Arkansas, Pinnacle Mountain is one of the most accessible state parks for hiking, backpacking, climbing, camping, and biking. Distracted by the Birds at Petit Jean State Park Feb 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff We interpreters like to feed the songbirds, and this helps folks who come to the visitor center get a better look at them, especially if they go into the exhibit room and look out through the large window at the pond.