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/.




Lake Charles State Park

Lake Charles State Park's Mockernut Trail is closed temporarily due to flooding. Contact the park for updates: 870-878-6595.


Mount Magazine State Park

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.


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. 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.


DeGray Lake Resort State Park

All camping, swimming, day use and overnight facilities are available for visitors except for the DeRoche Ridge Picnic and Campground area. Arkansas State Parks is currently upgrading facilities in the DeRoche area and that area will be closed until renovation is complete. 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.


Davidsonville Historic State Park

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.