Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Petit Jean Pinnacle Mountain Toltec Mounds Region Northwest Southwest Upper Delta Lower Delta [X] Central [X] North Central Park Activity Hiking Watchable Wildlife Climbing Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Wilderness Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Matt Manos Meg Matthews Robin Gabe Date Published September 2021 July 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 August 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 [X] December 2018 November 2018 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 [X] November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 May 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 [X] February 2016 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. 5 Fall Hiking Tips Nov 2016 ⁄ Matt Manos It is hiking season in Arkansas and that brings some unique and beautiful opportunities. The leaves are changing, along with the temperatures. These cooler days can make for some great fall hiking. 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 original 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.