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, September 23, 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…
Sunday, September 23, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
northwest
Join Park Interpreter Mystina for a look into the daily lives of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) boys that built Devil’s Den State Park. There will be a showing of a CCC video.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
northwest
Sunset Point on Mount Nebo gives visitors an exquisite view of the Arkansas River Valley and the surrounding mountains. It doesn't have to be sunset to enjoy these stunning views! Join a park…
Sunday, September 23, 2018 / 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
upper-delta
Lake Frierson State Park invites you and your four legged friend to join us as we explore our boundary trail. We will use all of our senses to explore the trail just like our furry friends, and even…
Sunday, September 23, 2018 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
northwest
Many animals migrate southward over Mount Magazine in September. Join a park naturalist and other bird enthusiasts to watch from high cliffs of Cameron Bluff for birds of prey flying by, sometimes at…
Sunday, September 23, 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, September 23, 2018 / 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
central
Join Park Interpreter Matt at the CCC room at Mather Lodge to learn about some fishing techniques that were used by Native Americans and pioneers. Learn how to make a gorge and how to use it, along…