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.

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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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Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
southwest
Join us for our popular overnight kayaking adventure. The trip includes meals and evening programs, as well as information on the history, geology, and wildlife of Lake Ouachita. Bring your own kayak…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
upper-delta
Sign up now for a guided kayaking and fishing tour on Lake Frierson. Leave the gas, expensive fishing boat and trailer at home as we go back to basics and enjoy some relaxation as we kayak the shores…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
upper-delta
Enjoy the fall color on one of the park’s easy trails. On this 1/2-mile walk, the park interpreter will showcase beautiful fall foliage and answer your questions about fall leaf change. Tennis shoes…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
northwest
Did you know some of the animals seen in Disney movies can be found at Devil’s Den State Park? Join Park Interpreter Mystina to find out which of your favorite Disney animals live here in the park and…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
northwest
Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat (weather permitting). Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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Whether you’re a fledgling birder or an old pro, you’re sure to enjoy this guided hike. Join us in our search for the birds that live in Delta Heritage Trail State Park. Bring your own binoculars if…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
northwest
Make tracks and take an artistic approach to learning about animal signs and the creatures that leave them. Join a park interpreter to decorate the path (with chalk) behind the lodge with animal…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
upper-delta
Before video games and the internet, fun was found in simpler things. Join the park interpreter to learn about the toys and games from when Crowley's Ridge was settled and get the chance to try out a…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
upper-delta
Sometimes fishing is about a perfect roll cast that drops a grasshopper imitation into an eddy. Sometimes it is about flipping a soft plastic lure into heavy cover where a large mouth bass might be…
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
northwest
Turtles and snakes, oh my! Join a park interpreter as we feed the reptiles that live in the exhibits here at Lake Fort Smith State Park. This program is not for those with weak stomachs!
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
lower-delta
Do you know what owls eat? Find out as you examine inside an actual owl pellet. We will provide the materials and you get to do the detective work. This is an activity your family can enjoy together.