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Arkansas State Parks remain open as we monitor COVID-19 and the impact of coronavirus in our state. Access to certain park facilities is limited. We are taking the CDC’s recommended precautions as we work to provide a safe environment for our guests.

Parks continue to be your gateway to hiking, kayaking and canoeing, golf, mountain biking, fishing and boating, and other outdoor experiences.

If you receive a busy signal when calling the park, please email the park directly. Park Email Address Directory

**To help slow the spread of COVID-19 the use of cloth face coverings or masks are required to enter public buildings.**

Lodges, cabins, camper cabins, YURTs, Rent-A-RV, restaurants, marinas, golf pro shops, retail shops, and exhibitions are reopened. Some restrictions will be in place. Physical distancing will be enforced. Please call the park directly for facility hours, as some may be limited.

Reservations at lodges, cabins, YURTs, and Rent-A-RVs are will be managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to follow the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.

Interpretive Programming

To protect our guests and staff, scheduled programming is canceled through June 30, 2020. This may be extended if warranted. This includes special events, tours, guided hikes, workshops, day camps, school groups, and other programs. This includes the closure of historic or other buildings used exclusively for interpretive programming.

Day-Use Visitors

Our park day-use areas remain free to enter and enjoy.

All park playgrounds are closed.

All swimming beaches are closed. 

Due to the inability to offer adequate space for physical distancing, the Cedar Falls Trail at Petit Jean State Park is closed.

At Devil's Den State Park, the Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail and Yellow Rock Trail are closed.

One of the benefits of the outdoors is the opportunity to find solitude and relaxation while hiking, running, paddling, biking, fishing, boating, or wildlife watching. We are taking the recommended precautions from the CDC to maintain clean and sanitary public spaces.

Lodges, Cabins, and Group Lodging

All lodges, cabins, camper cabins, YURTs, and Rent-A-RVs are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Cloth face-coverings or masks must be worn in public spaces within lodges. Group lodging is currently closed. If your reservation has to be canceled, any cancellation fees will be waived and/or deposits refunded.

Campgrounds

Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.  

Restaurants

Park restaurants are currently open at Petit Jean, DeGray Lake Resort, Queen Wilhelmina, Mount Magazine, Ozark Folk Center, and Historic Washington State Parks with limited seating and hours. Diners must wear a cloth face-covering or mask until served.

Golf Course and Marina Guests

Marinas are open with limited occupancy. Guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask when inside marinas. Some may be closed due to staff shortages and have limited hours. Please call the park for hours. 

The Ridges at Village Creek Golf Course is open by reservation only. No online reservations are allowed at this time. Please contact the pro shop at 870-238-5226. The pro shop is open with limited hours and access. Guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask inside the building. Cart rentals are cleaned and sanitized between rentals. 

The golf course at DeGray Lake Resort State Park is open. The pro shop is open with limited hours and guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask inside the building. Cart rentals continue and are cleaned and sanitized between rentals. 

We are taking the recommended precautions from the CDC to clean and maintain these facilities as we work to protect our guests and staff.

Museums

Park museums are open with limited hours and occupancy. Visitors must wear a cloth face-covering or mask when inside public buildings.

Park staff is following all CDC guidelines for cleaning these facilities.

Park Specific Information

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources – Museum exhibits and gift shop are open with limited access and hours, trail is open, Outdoor exhibits available. Please contact the park for hours. 

Arkansas Post Museum – Outdoor exhibits available, Gift shop is open with limited access and hours. Please contact the park for hours. 

Bull Shoals-White River State Park – Visitor Center and marina open with limited access and hours, trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.   

Cane Creek State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited access and hours. Trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.  

Conway Cemetery State Park – Open

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area – Visitor center open with limited access and hours, trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Crater of Diamonds State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours. Day use areas* are open excluding playground, and no rental equipment. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.  

Crowley's Ridge State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited access and hours, cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses, trails are open, boat rental available, Day use areas* are open excluding playground and swimming beach. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Daisy State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited access and hours, trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Davidsonville Historic State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited access and hours, trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

DeGray Lake Resort State Park – Lodge rooms and YURTs are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. All guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask when inside all public buildings. Visitor Center, Marina, and Gift Shops are open with limited access and hours. The restaurant is open with limited access and hours. Guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask until served. Golf course and pro shop are open. Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.   Trails are open. Arkansas Riding Stables open May 23. Rides start on the hour daily at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please call 501-538-8385 to make a reservation, so they know you are coming. Due to COVID-19, hours of operation could change, so it’s important to make a reservation. As usual, helmets are sanitized between uses and physical distancing between horses is practiced on rides.

Delta Heritage Trail State Park – Visitor center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Devil's Den State Park – Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open with limited capacity and hours. Some trails are open. Cabins and camper cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Boat rentals are available. Day use areas* are open excluding playground. The Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail and Yellow Rock Trail are closed. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park – Museum is open with limited capacity and hours. Please call the park directly for hours. All guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask when inside. 

Herman Davis State Park – Open

Historic Washington State Park – Gift shop open with limited access and hours. Restaurant is open with limited capacity and hours. Guests must wear a cloth face-covering or mask until served. Group lodging open for less than 50 people no daily housekeeping service, no historic tours, all historic buildings are closed, Day use areas* are open.

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, Day use areas* are open

Jacksonport State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours. Courthouse closed, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Jenkins' Ferry State Park – Open

Lake Catherine State Park – Visitor Center and Marina are open with limited capacity and hours, cabins and YURT are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground and swimming beach. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.  Arkansas Riding Stables open May 23. Rides start on the hour daily at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please call 501-538-8385 to make a reservation, so they know you are coming. Due to COVID-19, hours of operation could change, so it’s important to make a reservation. As usual, helmets are sanitized between uses and physical distancing between horses is practiced on rides.

Lake Charles State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Lake Chicot State Park – Visitor Center & Marina are open with limited capacity and hours. Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Lake Dardanelle State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playgrounds. Boat rentals are available. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Lake Fort Smith State Park – Visitor Center and Marina are open with limited capacity and hours. Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Group facilities are closed. Trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Lake Frierson State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Lake Ouachita State Park – Visitor Center and Marina are open with limited capacity and hours, closed, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Cabins and camper cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Lake Poinsett State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, Day use areas* are open, the playground is closed. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Logoly State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, day-use areas are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Louisiana Purchase State Park – Open

Lower White River State Park – Open with limited capacity and hours. Please call the park. 

Mammoth Spring State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground, boat rentals available. 

Mark's Mills State Park – Open

Millwood State Park – Visitor Center and Marina open with limited capacity and hours, Day use areas* are open excluding playground, trails are open

Mississippi River State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, Day use areas* are open, trails are open, boat rentals are available. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Moro Bay State Park – Visitor Center and Marina are open with limited capacity and hours. cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Mount Magazine State Park – Lodge and Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Restaurant is open with limited capacity and hours. Guests must wear cloth face-covering or mask until served. Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open with limited capacity and hours. Trails are open, day-use areas are open. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Mount Nebo State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours. Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Day use areas* are open excluding playground, trails are open, Cornwell House is closed, Outdoor exhibits available. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.  

Ozark Folk Center State Park –  The Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Village is open. We are excited to welcome back our guests and help ease the transition of reopening under the state guidelines. Dry Creek Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. The Skillet Restaurant is open with limited capacity and hours. Guests must wear cloth face-covering or mask until served. The administration building is open with limited capacity and hours. Trail is open, Day use areas* are open.

Parkin Archeological State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trail access only, Day use areas* are open excluding playground

Petit Jean State Park – Lodge and Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Restaurant is open with limited capacity and hours. Guests must wear cloth face-covering or mask until served. Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open with limited capacity and hours. Day-use areas are open, excluding playground. Cedar Falls Trail is closed. Other trails are open. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Pinnacle Mountain State Park – Visitor Center opened with limited capacity and hours, Stuckey Field is closed, boat rentals are available. Visitors must use designated parking spaces and cannot park on the side of the road in the grass or may be towed or ticketed. Physical distancing must be practiced so we can keep these areas open. 

Plantation Agriculture State Park – Museum is open with limited capacity and hours, Outdoor exhibit open, Day use areas* are open

Poison Springs Battlefield State Park – Open

Powhatan Historic State Park – limited exhibit access, Day use areas* are open

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trails are open, Day use areas* are open excluding playground, historic structures closed

Queen Wilhelmina State Park – Lodge are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Restaurant is open with limited capacity and hours. Guests must wear cloth face-covering or mask until served. Gift Shop is open with limited capacity and hours. Day-use areas and trails are open. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, trail access only, Day use areas* are open

Village Creek State Park – Visitor Center, Golf Pro Shop, and Gift Shop are open with limited capacity and hours. Cabins are managed to allow 24-48 hours in between guests for thorough cleanings in between uses. Day use areas* are open excluding playground. Golf course open by reservation only. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

White Oak Lake State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, Day use areas* are open excluding playground, trails are open, boat rental is available. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Withrow Springs State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, Day use areas* are open excluding playground, trails are open. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health. 

Woolly Hollow State Park – Visitor Center is open with limited capacity and hours, Day use areas* are open excluding playground and swimming beach, trails are open, boat rental is available. Camping is open. All guests from New York state and all international locations are advised to self-quarantine by the Arkansas Department of Health.  

*Day use area may include: Picnic sites, open-air pavilions, boat ramps, fishing piers, tennis courts, volleyball court, basketball courts, playgrounds (closed), beach (non-lifeguard), Trails and overlooks, lakes and rivers

What are Arkansas State Parks doing to control COVID-19?

Maintaining safe and sanitary facilities within Arkansas State Parks has always been a top priority, but with the outbreak of COVID-19 in Arkansas, thorough cleaning is paramount. ASP staff are directed to follow CDC-approved cleaning procedures. Our protocol includes the following:

  • Increased frequency for cleaning and disinfection of facilities including daily sanitation of restrooms, kitchens, and other high traffic areas.
  • Access to handwashing facilities and hand sanitizers for employees and the public.
  • Engage in rigorous cleaning of public overnight facilities in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Visitors with questions should contact the park directly or [email protected].

Media inquiries should go to Melissa Whitfield, Communications Director for Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. She can be reached at [email protected]