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/.
Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Madison County is in effect at Withrow Springs State Park. Campers should take note that while this burn ban is in effect, no wood fires are allowed. Only gas grills or charcoal fires in grills are allowed until the burn ban is lifted. To check which counties are currently under burn bans, visit the Arkansas Forestry Commission website at: www.arkfireinfo.org/.
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.
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.