Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Ozark Folk Center Petit Jean DeGray Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Dardanelle Crowley's Ridge Historic Washington State Park Mount Magazine Village Creek Mississippi River Toltec Mounds Bull Shoals - White River Moro Bay Cossatot River Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Lake Ouachita Pinnacle Mountain Cane Creek Daisy Jacksonport Lake Catherine Logoly Lake Charles Lake Chicot Lake Frierson Mount Nebo Powhatan Courthouse White Oak Lake Withrow Springs Wooly Hollow Conway Cemetery Hampson Museum Lake Poinsett Millwood Parkin Archeological [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Prairie Grove Battlefield Region Northwest Central North Central Lower Delta Southwest Upper Delta Park Activity Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Boating / Marinas Geocaching Hiking Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Heather Johnson Arkansas State Parks Staff Kylee Cole Matt Mulheran Meg Matthews Robin Gabe Date Published May 2020 April 2020 January 2019 January 2017 August 2016 March 2016 Photo Essay: At Home in the Ozarks May 2020 ⁄ Kylee Cole Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in northwest Arkansas protects nearly 1,000 acres of the Prairie Grove Battlefield and interprets the history of Arkansans impacted by the Civil War. We hope that you enjoy this exploration of one of the park’s 19th-century buildings and discover what everyday life was like for those living in the Civil War era Ozarks. 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. The Borden House: Restoring a Battlefield Icon Apr 2020 ⁄ Matt Mulheran Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park's structures and landscapes prove history happened here and reveal stories of our heritage. No structure is more iconic at Prairie Grove Battlefield than the historic Borden House, the only structure original to the battlefield. 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. 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... New Year’s Resolution: Visit an Arkansas State Park Every Month Jan 2019 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff 5 State Parks Off the Beaten Path Jan 2017 ⁄ Robin Gabe Whether you’re looking to hike a trail, journey through history, muddy up your mountain bike, or just get away for the weekend, there is an Arkansas State Park waiting for you. Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Arkansas State Parks Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews While we wait for cooler temperatures to come to The Natural State, here are the top 10 ways to stay cool at Arkansas State Parks during the dog days of summer. 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.