Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Ozark Folk Center Petit Jean Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Crowley's Ridge DeGray Lake Dardanelle Mount Magazine Historic Washington State Park Mississippi River Bull Shoals - White River Moro Bay Toltec Mounds Village Creek Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Lake Ouachita Pinnacle Mountain Cane Creek Daisy Jacksonport Lake Catherine Logoly Prairie Grove Battlefield 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] Cossatot River Region Northwest Central North Central Southwest Lower Delta Upper Delta Park Activity Kayaking / Canoeing Watchable Wildlife Fishing Mountain Biking Boating / Marinas Geocaching Hiking Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Heather Johnson Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Robin Gabe Shelley Flanary Date Published May 2020 April 2020 January 2019 January 2017 August 2016 March 2016 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. 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. 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. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S. 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. Events Roundup: Spring and Summer in Arkansas Jun 2020 Learn Dutch oven cooking, paddle downstream or practice your bird calls — but most importantly, get outside as Arkansas warms up with these festivals and ongoing activities.