Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Ozark Folk Center Petit Jean DeGray Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Historic Washington State Park Lake Dardanelle Mount Magazine Crowley's Ridge Village Creek Mississippi River Toltec Mounds Bull Shoals - White River Davidsonville Moro Bay Cossatot River Delta Heritage Trail Lake Ouachita Pinnacle Mountain Prairie Grove Battlefield Cane Creek Jacksonport Lake Catherine Logoly Lake Charles Lake Chicot Lake Frierson Millwood Mount Nebo Powhatan Courthouse White Oak Lake Withrow Springs Wooly Hollow Conway Cemetery Hampson Museum Lake Poinsett Louisiana Purchase [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Daisy [X] Parkin Archeological Region Northwest North Central Central Lower Delta Upper Delta Southwest Park Activity Kayaking / Canoeing Watchable Wildlife Fishing Mountain Biking Boating / Marinas Geocaching Hiking Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Heather Johnson Robin Gabe Date Published August 2020 May 2020 April 2020 January 2019 January 2017 April 2016 March 2016 Tiny Tough Skinks: 3 Tips for Nature Observers Aug 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson The varied and rugged terrain of the Ozarks at Lake Fort Smith State Park in northwest Arkansas offers suitable homes for many different types of animals. Large animals like black bears, deer, and bobcats thrive in this mountainous region. The commonly known larger animals often take the spotlight away from the smaller creatures who also dwell in the area, but the smallest... 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. A Daisy of a Park! Apr 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Daisy State Park is a hub of southwest Arkansas adventures including diamond digging, canoeing, kayaking, trout fishing, Little Missouri Falls, and Hot Springs National Park. 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. Events Roundup: Spring and Summer in Arkansas Aug 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.