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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Tuesday, August 21, 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…
Friday, August 24, 2018 / 7 p.m. - 8 p.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…
Saturday, August 25, 2018 / 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
northwest
The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle create many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Meet a park interpreter to find out what is in her magic bag! We’ll play a little game to let you…
Saturday, August 25, 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…
Saturday, August 25, 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 kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about…
Saturday, August 25, 2018 / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
northwest
As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle, it continually shapes the land and creates opportunities for people like you. We have to be careful when enjoying these opportunities that we…
Saturday, August 25, 2018 / 7 p.m. - 8 p.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…
Sunday, August 26, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
northwest
You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many animals. Join a park interpreter at the…
Sunday, August 26, 2018 / 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
northwest
The Arkansas River creates many opportunities for enjoyment as it journeys through Lake Dardanelle. What lives in the lake besides fish and turtles? We will seine for macro-invertebrates and see what…
Tuesday, August 28, 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…
Tuesday, August 28, 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…
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
northwest
Legacy Week is a time to reconnect with our roots and share what makes each park special, Arkansas’s legacy is in your hands. Join us for a week of fun hands on activities  and programs as…
Thursday, August 30, 2018
northwest
Legacy Week is a time to reconnect with our roots and share what makes each park special, Arkansas’s legacy is in your hands. Join us for a week of fun hands on activities  and programs as…
Friday, August 31, 2018
northwest
Legacy Week is a time to reconnect with our roots and share what makes each park special, Arkansas’s legacy is in your hands. Join us for a week of fun hands on activities  and programs as…
Friday, August 31, 2018 / 7 p.m. - 8 p.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…
Saturday, September 01, 2018
northwest
Legacy Week is a time to reconnect with our roots and share what makes each park special, Arkansas’s legacy is in your hands. Join us for a week of fun hands on activities  and programs as…
Saturday, September 01, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
northwest
One of the greatest children’s book authors of all time, Dr. Seuss, wrote this thought provoking book, “The Lorax” over forty years ago. With quotes like, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful…
Saturday, September 01, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
northwest
Have you ever seen a snake’s shed skin? Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Lakeview Room to discover why snakes shed and what you can tell about a snake from its skin. You will even get to…
Saturday, September 01, 2018 / 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
northwest
Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and journey down the Meadowbrook Trail as you learn about the history of the area from Cherokee settlement to the Trail of Tears. Discover some of the foods…