Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Lake Catherine Mount Magazine Petit Jean Region Central Northwest Southwest Lower Delta North Central Upper Delta Park Activity Kayaking / Canoeing Watchable Wildlife Climbing Diamond Digging [X] Hiking Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Date Published February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 [X] December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 May 2018 July 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 August 2016 [X] April 2016 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. An Adventure in Spring Apr 2016 The spring birds are back and filling up the air with their songs. The winter bleakness is behind us. The warm air hits my face as I hike on one of our trails here at Lake Catherine State Park. Parks—Places Where “Everlasting Moments” Are Born Apr 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Arkansas’s state parks are here to protect natural and cultural resources. They’re here for outdoor recreation, support tourism, and inspire those personal and profound “everlasting moments.” Because words can’t describe… Feb 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff The Lodge at Mount Magazine has rooms and cabins have a view off the bluff-line overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake.