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.

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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Monday, October 22, 2018 / 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
There is treasure to be found all over the park. Join a park interpreter to follow GPS coordinates, “clues,” to find a hidden cache on the Signal Hill Trail during this short 1-mile hike.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Join a park interpreter for a guided hike to an Ozark treasure, the Big Bluff Overlook. Along the way we will see a variety of habitats that animals and plants call home. At the overlook we will see…
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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…
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise on DeGray Lake with the setting sun as our backdrop, giving way to a full moon's glow to light our course. Seating is limited—reservations can be made beginning noon…
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
How well can you can identify items in nature? Join Park Interpreter Terry to discover just how well you do know nature by using just your sense of touch! It’s not as easy as it sounds but it’s really…