Special Notices

Special Notices

State Parks Director's Office

Although caves at Devil's Den State Park and Withrow Springs State Park are closed to the public as state and federal agencies work to protect these caves and the bat species that inhabit them from White-nose Syndrome, Arkansas's show caves are open for business. These seven caves in the Ozarks include Blanchard Springs Caverns, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, and these privately-operated caverns: Bull Shoals, Cosmic Caverns, Mystic Caverns, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, Onyx Cave, and War Eagle Cavern. Information on these caverns can be found at: www.arkansas.com/things-to-do/caves/.




Mount Nebo State Park

No campers or RVs over 24 feet are permitted. Highway 155 West is only one way with 11 switchbacks and up to an 18% grade. Please contact the park for more information.


Mississippi River State Park

Please call us directly to make a reservation at 870-295-4040. Online and call center reservations are not available at this time. Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new reservation system.


Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area

Please call us directly to make a reservation at our River Ridge Group Camping area and our Meeting Rooms at the Visitor Information Center at 870-385-2201. Online and call center reservations are not available at this time. Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new system. Note: The campsites at Cossatot Falls and the Sandbar are self-pay at the campground and are on a first come, first serve basis.


Ozark Folk Center State Park

Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Craft Village, Auditorium, Gift Shop and Skillet Restaurant are currently closed for the season. We will reopen April 11, 2017. The Cabins at Dry Creek are open year around. Special workshops are being held in our off season, please check the calendar of events for details.


Lake Catherine State Park

The Nature Cabin at Lake Catherine State Park is closed for renovations. Contact the park for updates: 501-844-4176.


Devil's Den State Park

The Ridge Runner Cafe and store at Devil's Den State Park is closed temporarily due to a fire. Please contact the park for updates: 479-761-3325.