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, August 19, 2018 / 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
southwest
This is a special treat for kids age 12 and under. Fish where no one else gets to: off the marina! Join park staff and try your luck with a cane pole. We provide the bait and tackle for you to catch…
Sunday, August 19, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
central
Join Park Interpreter BT for an interesting walk among the giant sandstone boulders and slot canyons of the Bear Cave area. This is a relatively easy ½-mile hike that is great for the whole…
Sunday, August 19, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
central
Join Park Interpreter BT for a tour of this architectural park gem. Discover some secrets of the past and gain insight into the undergone changes of one of Arkansas’s most treasured…
Sunday, August 19, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
central
The moment you step over the threshold, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Enjoy this chance to see the interior of the 1882 Woolly family cabin. Join the park interpreter to explore…
Sunday, August 19, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
northwest
Turtles and snakes, oh my! Join a park interpreter and watch the reptiles of Lake Fort Smith State Park visitor center eat their breakfast. This program is not for those with weak stomachs!