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 / 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…
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
northwest
We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for…
Saturday, October 27, 2018 / 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
northwest
We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for…
Saturday, October 27, 2018 / 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
northwest
Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kids' corner of the visitor center as she describes some of the smaller…
Saturday, October 27, 2018 / 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
northwest
Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture you find here today. Families made their own yearly supply of candles in the fall to provide the only light in their homes. Meet a park…
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
northwest
We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for…
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 10 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…
Saturday, November 03, 2018 / 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
northwest
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for…
Saturday, November 03, 2018 / 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
northwest
We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for…
Saturday, November 03, 2018 / 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
northwest
Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park staff in the kids' corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller…
Saturday, November 03, 2018 / 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
northwest
Letterboxing is an activity that has been around for centuries. All it takes is a journal, stamp, clues, and a compass. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to learn about…