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/.
Note: These closures will NOT affect the Russellville area of the park. The Yell County area Campground, located off Hwy 22 in Dardanelle, AR will be closed temporarily for repaving beginning Monday September 26, 2016. This closure includes the campground, day use and playground areas of the park. The restrooms, boat ramp, fishing pier and upper pavilion loop will remain open during this construction. Thank you for your patience while we make these improvements. Call the park for updates: 1-479-967-5516.
Bull Shoals-White River State Park would like to advise our guests that will be arriving Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27, that the Bull Shoals Dam will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please plan your trip to enter the campground through State Hwy 5 North or State Hwy 126 (by Gassville) depending on which direction you are coming from. We hope you have a safe trip here and we look forward to seeing you at the Camper Registration Center when you arrive.
GPS coordinates to the campground: 36.3512,-92.5887
Our pedal boat/kayak rental facility is closed for the rest of the season.
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. The Ridge Runner Food Truck is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 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.
The campgrounds at Davidsonville Historic State Park are closed for renovations until further notice. Please call the park for the latest updates: 870-892-4708.