Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Ozark Folk Center Petit Jean DeGray Historic Washington State Park Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Dardanelle Mount Magazine Village Creek Crowley's Ridge Bull Shoals - White River Mississippi River Toltec Mounds Cossatot River Davidsonville Lake Ouachita Moro Bay Delta Heritage Trail Logoly Pinnacle Mountain Prairie Grove Battlefield Cane Creek Jacksonport Lake Catherine Lake Charles Lake Chicot Lake Frierson Millwood Mount Nebo Parkin Archeological Powhatan Courthouse White Oak Lake Wooly Hollow Conway Cemetery Lake Poinsett Louisiana Purchase Queen Wilhelmina [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Daisy [X] Withrow Springs [X] Hampson Museum Region Northwest North Central Upper Delta Central Lower Delta Southwest Park Activity Kayaking / Canoeing Watchable Wildlife Fishing Geocaching Hiking Mountain Biking Swimming Boating / Marinas Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Heather Johnson Robin Gabe Date Published August 2020 May 2020 April 2020 January 2019 May 2018 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 Six Hidden Gems of Arkansas State Parks May 2018 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Arkansas is lush with State Parks that people travel from all over to discover. But check out this list of parks that fly under the radar with hidden beauties and a secluded environment. 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. 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 Oct 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.