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 / 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!
Sunday, August 26, 2018 / 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
northwest
Enjoy the calming summer breeze aboard our tour boat as we cruise the emerald waters of Lake Fort Smith. This is a weather dependent event and subject to cancellation. Reservations are highly…
Friday, August 31, 2018 / 7:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
northwest
Meet Park Interpreter Heather to discover more about owls, the nocturnal birds of prey who make Lake Fort Smith State Park their home. We even invite a few owls to come in for a visit and…
Saturday, September 01, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
northwest
Join Park Interpreter Courtney for a fun game of Fish Bingo. While we play we will discover all sorts of interesting things about the fish that make Lake Fort Smith their home. This activity is fun…
Saturday, September 01, 2018 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
northwest
Join Park Interpreter Heather to discover some of the snakes of Arkansas and their importance in our environment. During the program, we test our skills on snake identification. And, you’ll even get…
Sunday, September 02, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
northwest
Water carves out many fascinating features as it finds the quickest routes down the mountainsides. Join Park Interpreter Heather at the visitor center for a hike to our wet weather waterfall and see…
Sunday, September 02, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
northwest
Turtles and snakes, oh my! Join a park interpreter at the visitor center 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…
Sunday, September 02, 2018 / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
northwest
Enjoy the calming summer breeze aboard our tour boat as we cruise the emerald waters of Lake Fort Smith. This is a weather dependent event and subject to cancellation. Reservations are highly…