Arkansas State Parks Calendar of Events

Are you looking for fun activities during your visit to an Arkansas State Park? Our park interpreters routinely schedule fun, family-friendly programs that are designed to help you have a more meaningful park experience and make memories of a lifetime.
We offer more than 50,000 activities each year, including guided hikes, lake tours on park boats, birding adventures, kayak tours, living history demonstrations, nature games, historic site tours, bald eagle watches, spring wildflower walks, campfires, outdoor skills workshops, A.D.E.-accredited teacher professional development, and much more — there’s something going on all the time.
This page is the place to find programs and events that fit your schedule. You can customize your search by date, park, and keyword (such as "kayak" or "day camp"). Or, simply scroll down to see what’s happening today statewide.

The dates, details, and admission prices in this calendar of events were submitted to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and are accurate to the best of our knowledge. We recommend that you check with local sponsors before making a trip to any event.
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Friday, August 17, 2018 / 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lake Greeson is home to the beautiful and majestic bald eagle. Join us for a tour of the lake to try to spot these gorgeous birds. Seating is limited, so sign up at the visitor center by 5 p.m.…
Friday, August 17, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Meet Park Interpreter Sam to hike to the park's archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. This hike is ¼-mile long, so please wear sturdy shoes and bring along…
Friday, August 17, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Park interpreters are looking for challengers in a good ol’ game of HORSE. Can you beat them? They will bring the ball; all you need to bring are your tricky moves and some luck! Are you up for…
Friday, August 17, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Sign up in advance for a relaxing cruise on Lake Catherine. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we explore this fascinating area of the Ouachita Mountains. Seating is limited; to register call (501)…
Friday, August 17, 2018 / 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Birds have many special adaptations that make them especially suited for the area in which they live. Explore some of these adaptations at the Interpreter’s Learning Center inside the visitor center.
Friday, August 17, 2018 / 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lake Charles State Park has several species of trees, but do you know how to identify them? Come to the nature center to join the park interpreter on ways to identify some of the trees commonly found…