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/.
A portion of the Falls Branch Trail closes Jan. 10, 2017 and will remain closed for trail work until about Feb. 1, 2017. The stretch from the trailhead to the falls along the lake's edge will be closed both directions. Visitors may still hike the trail starting counterclockwise (or to the right of the trailhead) but will have to hike back the same way. Please call the park for updates: 501-844-4176.
The outside facade and balconies (only) of the Lodge rooms at The Lodge at Mount Magazine will be renovated beginning August 15th, 2016. This construction will continue in stages over the course of the next few months until approximately the end of January 2017. There should be no obstruction for guests and visitors for viewing all scenic vistas from the Lodge during this construction phase. Please note that all public areas at the lodge and the Skycrest Restaurant will remain open and fully accessible. For updated details, please contact the lodge at: 877-665-6343.
The Nature Cabin at Lake Catherine State Park is closed for renovations. Contact the park for updates: 501-844-4176.
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.
All campgrounds are available for visitors except for the DeRoche Ridge Campground. The newly renovated DeRoche Ridge day use area (swim beach, boat ramp, and restrooms) is now open. All other areas of DeGray State Park are OPEN, including Campgrounds A-B-C, Lodge & Restaurant, Marina, Golf Course, Horseback Riding and Caddo Bend Beach-Boat Ramp-Day Use area. Please contact the park for updates: 501-865-5850.