Special Notice – COVID-19

Arkansas State Parks are Open for Business

Updated 10/14/2021

All Arkansas State Parks are open and remain available to visitors under Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. 

We recommend that visitors wear facemasks in all public indoor spaces when others are present and social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. Park staff will continue to follow CDC and Arkansas Department of Health guidelines by wearing facemasks while in public buildings in contact with visitors. Please continue to do your part to make our parks a safe experience for all and to respect others by properly social distancing.

What is limited:

  • Restaurant seating is limited to 66% of the normal capacity. 
  • Group Events: Please check with the park directly to coordinate with the park about ADH protocols. 
  • Golf Courses: The Ridges at Village Creek at Village Creek State Park and DeGray Lake Resort State Park golf courses are open. Tee times are recommended. 
  • Due to the pandemic, housekeeping will not clean lodge rooms and cabins daily. Guests may request additional towels and toiletries by calling lodge guest services or for parks with cabins only, the visitor center during business hours.

What is closed:

  • Nothing at this time. 

Visitors with further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Media inquires go to Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism Chief of Communications Jeff LeMaster at [email protected]

Park-by-park closures or notices

If a state park has any specific closure beyond the information listed above, it will be posted below. Non-COVID-related special notices will continue to be posted on the individual park page.