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 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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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.
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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…
Monday, August 20, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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Join Park Interpreter Matt at the Mather Lodge CCC room to see if there are any plants and animals located in Petit Jean State Park that are rare or are in decline. While you are there, you will also…
Saturday, August 25, 2018 / 7 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
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Join Park Interpreter BT for a fascinating 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 family.…
Saturday, August 25, 2018 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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While many of us don't view them as food, some insects are considered part of a healthy diet all over the world! Come to the Mather Lodge breezeway to meet Park Interpreter Sam and learn about some of…
Sunday, August 26, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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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…
Sunday, August 26, 2018 / 7:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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Meet Park Interpreter Ross to take a short stroll to the Civilian Conservation Corps Overlook where you can watch the sunset from one of the most scenic locations in the park. Bring a flashlight for…
Monday, August 27, 2018 / 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
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Meet Park Interpreter Matt at the amphitheater to discover the nocturnal birds of prey called owls that make Petit Jean State Park their home. Before the evening is over, we will invite a…
Monday, August 27, 2018 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Join Park Interpreter Sam at the amphitheater to see how quickly you can guess the identity of some mysterious natural objects, which you might be lucky enough to encounter when you explore Petit Jean…
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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There are lots of animals at Petit Jean State Park that live in our trees. Who are they and why are they important to us? Join Park Interpreter Sam and find out who uses our trees and for what. This…
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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Join Park Interpreter Sam at the Bear Cave parking lot for an interesting walk amongst the giant sandstone boulders and slot canyons of the Bear Cave area. This is a relatively easy ½-mile hike…