Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Petit Jean Toltec Mounds Crowley's Ridge Devil's Den Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Dardanelle Cossatot River Historic Washington State Park Logoly Mississippi River Mount Magazine Powhatan Courthouse Prairie Grove Battlefield Village Creek [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Parkin Archeological [X] Pinnacle Mountain Region Northwest Central Park Activity Climbing Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Heather Johnson Date Published May 2020 [X] April 2020 January 2019 October 2017 January 2017 August 2016 [X] March 2016 Video: Stream at Lake Fort Smith State Park Apr 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson As the spring rain settles in on the Boston Mountains of Lake Fort Smith State Park, the rainwater finds the quickest routes down the mountainsides to form hundreds of bubbling, temporary streams. The flowing waters breathe life into the forest by providing new water sources for plants and animals and providing habitat for aquatic insects and amphibians. The gentle streams... Living Hillsides Virtual Hike Apr 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson Lake Fort Smith State Park is a beautiful oasis nestled in the Boston Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. The lake is pristine and teeming with life, but this outstanding water reservoir would not be as special as it is without its surrounding hillsides. These living, tree-covered hillsides protect the lake from erosion and deep within the forest are many hidden treasures. 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. The Rich Musical History in the Arkansas Delta Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Here in Arkansas we have so much to celebrate, yet so few of us know about our rich, colorful history. Perhaps the best untold story Arkansas is its ownership of the only pure American form of music. More Fun at Lake Fort Smith State Park Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Who doesn’t enjoy an evening by the fire, nestled in a cabin, in the woods, near a lake? Made all the more special as you feel your muscles relax after a day of hiking, kayaking and fishing.