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/.




Bull Shoals-White River State Park

Bull Shoals-White River State Park would like to advise our guests that will be arriving Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, that the Bull Shoals Dam will be closed to traffic from 8 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


Mount Magazine State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Logan County is in effect at Mount Magazine 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/.


Mississippi River State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Lee County is in effect at Mississippi River State Park (Bear Creek Lake Area). 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/.


Jacksonport State Park

The boat launch ramp is closed temporarily due to low river levels. Please call the park for updates: 870-523-2143.


Lake Ouachita State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Garland County is in effect at Lake Ouachita State Park. Campers and those picnicking should take note that while this burn ban is in effect, no wood or charcoal fires are allowed. Only propane camp stoves are authorized 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/.


Davidsonville Historic State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Randolph County is in effect at Davidsonville Historic 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/.


Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Pulaski County is in effect at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Visitors 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/.


Crater of Diamonds State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Pike County is in effect at Crater of Diamonds 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/.


Daisy State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Pike County is in effect at Daisy 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/.


Bull Shoals-White River State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Marion County and Baxter County is in effect at Bull Shoals-White River 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/.


Village Creek State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Cross County is in effect at Village Creek 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/.


Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Polk County and Howard County is in effect at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. 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/.


Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Polk County is in effect at Queen Wilhelmina 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/.


Lake Chicot State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Chicot County is in effect at Lake Chicot 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/.


Cane Creek State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Lincoln County is in effect at Cane Creek 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/.


Jacksonport State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Jackson County is in effect at Jacksonport 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/.


Woolly Hollow State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Faulkner County is in effect at Woolly Hollow 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/.


Withrow Springs State Park

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/.


Moro Bay State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Bradley County is in effect at Moro Bay 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/.


Mammoth Spring State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Fulton County is in effect at Mammoth Spring 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/.


DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Clark County is in effect at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Campers and those picnicking should take note that while this burn ban is in effect, no wood or charcoal fires are allowed. Only propane camp stoves are authorized 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/.


Petit Jean State Park

Due to current dry conditions, a county judge-issued burn ban for Conway County is in effect at Petit Jean State Park. Campers and those picnicking should take note that while this burn ban is in effect, no wood or charcoal fires are allowed. Only propane camp stoves are authorized 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

Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Craft Village, Auditorium, Gift Shop and Skillet Restaurant are currently closed for the season. The Skillet is available for private events. 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. Our new season kicks off April 17, 2018.


Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park to Close Temporarily New Facility to Open in Early Spring

A brand new museum is in the works at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in northeast Arkansas. The building has been completed and now the exhibits are being put into place. In order to complete the task in the timeliest fashion, the old and new facilities will be temporarily closed to the public. The new museum is expected to open to the public in spring of 2018.

For more information, please call the Hampson Archeological Museum at (870) 655-8622.


Hobbs State Park

Due to permit hunts please be advised their is no camping and the trails and shooting range are closed as follows:

Pigeon Roost Trail Campsites, NO CAMPING

November 3 – 5

December 1 – 6

January 5 – 10

Shooting Range and Trails Closed for Permit Hunts

November 4 – 5

December 2 – 6

January 6 – 10

Hidden Diversity Multi-use Trail

Shaddox Hollow Trail

Sinking Stream Trail

Pigeon Roost Trail


Lake Poinsett State Park

Lake Poinsett State Park is open for camping, hiking, and use of our day use areas. The park is still selling bait and open for interpretive programs and school groups. However, AGFC is draining Lake Poinsett to repair the water control structure, erosion control, and for installation of new fishing habitats. The lake should be fully drained by September. While the lake is drained, guests at Lake Poinsett State Park will be allowed to access the lake at their own risk. Once the lake is dry visitors to the lake should refrain from accessing the lake bed. We also ask that guests please be vigilant and maintain a safe distance away from the construction going on around the lake. We expect the lake should begin to refill naturally by 2020. The lake will be a great fishing mecca again, but it may take some time. Following the renovations, we expect Lake Poinsett to have excellent productivity and strong fisheries for many years. Please call the park directly for updates: 1-870-578-2064.


Crowley's Ridge State Park

On June 1, 2017 we will close our GROUP LODGING cabins for renovations. The dining hall in the group lodging will be open and can be reserved for $125 a day. Please call the park for updates: 1-870-573-6751


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.


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.


DeGray Lake Resort State Park

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.