State Parks in Arkansas (52)

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Smackover, AR
South Arkansas is home to the unique story of the 1920s oil boom. Walking the grounds of the state park, you’ll see working oil field equipment used in the area, including a replica of a 112-foot derr
Arkansas Post Museum
Gillett, AR
Tour this complex of five exhibit buildings and explore life on Arkansas’s Grand Prairie and in the Arkansas Delta from 1877 to today. The Main House serves as the entrance to your experience. Two bui
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
Bull Shoals, AR
Famous for its world-class trout fishing, Bull Shoals–White River State Park lies along the shores of both Bull Shoals Lake and the White River. The scope of the park can first be experienced from the
Cane Creek State Park
Star City, AR
Located where the Coastal Plain meets the Mississippi Delta, this park offers you the opportunity to experience both in one visit. The trail system is a point of pride at the park. Trail run, ride, or
Conway Cemetery State Park
Bradley, AR
When Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836, James Sevier Conway (1796-1855) took office as Arkansas’s first governor. This 11-acre historic site preserves Conway’s fina
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
Wickes, AR
This park-natural area extends for 12 miles along the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rocky canyon with Class IV rapids for experienced kayakers and canoeist
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Murfreesboro, AR
One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, Crater of Diamonds is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings people from all over t
Crowley's Ridge State Park
Paragould, AR
Atop the forested hills in Northeast Arkansas, Crowley’s Ridge State Park is situated on a unique geological formation and has a rich history. Native log and stone structures, constructed by the Civil
Daisy State Park
Kirby, AR
Located in a scenic setting in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, Lake Greeson and the Little Missouri River create a destination for outdoor recreation. Situated on Lake Greeson, Daisy State Park is a
Davidsonville Historic State Park
Pocahontas, AR
Frontier history and modern-day recreation merge at Davidsonville, once home to Arkansas’s first post office and one of the earliest courthouses. Little of Davidsonville’s existence is evident above g
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Bismarck, AR
Near Hot Springs and Little Rock, Arkansas’s resort state park is located on the shores of beautiful DeGray Lake. Here, you’ll find first-class lodging and amenities along with outdoor fun and adventu
Delta Heritage Trail State Park
West Helena, AR
Every visit to Delta Heritage Trail State Park is one to remember. Walking or riding along the trail, you may encounter a variety of wildlife and plants. When the rail-to-trail project is complete, it
Devil's Den State Park
West Fork, AR
An Arkansas icon, this special place nestled in Lee Creek Valley was selected as a state park site in the 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps used native materials to build the park’s rustic-style
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Wilson, AR
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson, Arkansas, exhibits a nationally renowned collection from the Nodena site. This was a 15-acre palisaded village that once thrived on the Mississippi R
Herman Davis State Park
Manila, AR
This monument honors Herman Davis who grew up hunting near Manila and became a scout and sharpshooter. He was on General John J. Pershing’s list of WWI’s 100 great heroic stories. Private Davis receiv
Historic Washington State Park
Washington, AR
An important stop on the Southwest Trail, James Bowie, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett famously traveled through here. James Black, a local blacksmith, actually forged the legendary Bowie knife. From 1
Hobbs State Park -Conservation Area
Hindsville, AR
Hobbs is Arkansas’s largest state park, spanning a 12,054-acre tract of Ozark landscape along the southern shore of Beaver Lake. It’s an asset to the ecosystem and water with minimum human impact. Hi
Jacksonport State Park
Newport, AR
In the 1800s, steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War, Confederate and Union forces occupied the town because of its location at the confluence of the White and Black r
Jenkins Ferry Battleground State Park
Leola, AR
Three Civil War battles took place in south-central Arkansas in the spring of 1864 as part of the Union Army’s Red River Campaign. The sites of these skirmishes – Poison Springs, Marks’ Mills, and Jen
Lake Catherine State Park
Hot Springs, AR
This peaceful park is located on Lake Catherine, one of five lakes in the beautiful Ouachita Mountain region. The only full-service marina on the lake is here at the park and open in the summertime fo
Lake Charles State Park
Powhatan, AR
A half-hour from Jonesboro and about 1.5 hours from Memphis, Lake Charles State Park is a peaceful place located on a 645-acre lake filled with bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. In fact, it’s the pla
Lake Chicot State Park
Lake Village, AR
At 20 miles long, Lake Chicot is the largest natural lake in Arkansas and the largest oxbow lake in North America. Its beautiful waters are a favorite with anglers throughout the year. Located near th
Lake Dardanelle State Park
Russellville, AR
This park is located in two areas on Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. The main site is in Russellville where you’ll find the Sport Fishing Weigh-in Pavilion, a fishing p
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Mountainburg, AR
A beautiful multi-use area on the banks of Lake Fort Smith, this is a scenic, well-maintained park in the Boston Mountain Valley of the Ozarks with camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain bik
Lake Frierson State Park
Jonesboro, AR
Located on the shores of 335-acre Lake Frierson, this park is an easy, laid-back place to relax and enjoy year-round fishing for bream, catfish, crappie, saugeye, and bass. The park campground offers
Lake Ouachita State Park
Mountain Pine, AR
Arkansas’s largest lake, Lake Ouachita offers 40,000 acres of clear, clean water surrounded by the scenic Ouachita National Forest. Swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and fishing are e
Lake Poinsett State Park
Harrisburg, AR
Lake Poinsett is a small, quiet park that is perfect for getting away for the weekend or just a few hours to fish. There are boat rentals and launch ramps on-site with a bait shop nearby. The day-use
Logoly State Park
Magnolia, AR
At Arkansas’s first environmental education state park, Logoly’s natural resources provide a living laboratory for students and visitors. Most of Logoly’s 370 acres comprise a State Natural Area that
Louisiana Purchase State Park
Holly Grove, AR
An important place in history, this National Historic Landmark preserves the initial point from which all surveys of property acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 originated. An elevated bo
Lower White River Museum State Park
Des Arc, AR
Discover the role of Arkansas’s White River, with emphasis on the Lower White, as a vital transportation route for early settlers on the Arkansas frontier. Museum exhibits interpret the river’s influe
Mammoth Spring State Park
Mammoth Spring, AR
A National Natural Landmark, Mammoth Spring is one of the world’s largest springs with nine million gallons of water flowing hourly. It forms a 10-acre lake then runs southward as the Spring River, a
Marks' Mills Battleground State Park
New Edinburg, AR
Three Civil War battles took place in south central Arkansas in the spring of 1864 as part of the Union Army’s Red River Campaign. The sites of these skirmishes – Poison Springs, Marks’ Mills, and Jen
Millwood State Park
Ashdown, AR
This is the place for serious bass fishing. A series of boat lanes meanders through submerged timber, marshes, and oxbow cutoffs making Millwood Lake an outstanding fishing destination. This 29,260-ac
Mississippi River State Park
Marianna, AR
Adventure and nature come together at Mississippi River State Park to create a unique family-friendly experience. The newest member of the Arkansas State Park system boasts a variety of campsites rang
Moro Bay State Park
Jersey, AR
A great getaway, this park offers lots of privacy and some of the best cabins in the state. Fishing is popular year-round where Moro Bay and Raymond Lake join the Ouachita River. Park facilities inclu
Mount Magazine State Park
Paris, AR
At the peak of the state park experience is Mount Magazine, Arkansas’s highest point at 2,753 feet. People come for the sweeping views alone, but there is much to see and do from this unique spot. Mou
Mount Nebo State Park
Dardanelle, AR
Situated in the Arkansas River Valley just 45 minutes from Arkansas Wine Country, this state park sits atop the 1,350-foot Mount Nebo. The 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps constructed many of the
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mountain View, AR
Ozark Folk Center State Park is dedicated to perpetuating the music, crafts, and culture of the Ozarks. Located in Mountain View, Arkansas, and open mid-April to mid-November, the park offers visitors
Parkin Archeological State Park
Parkin, AR
This National Historic Landmark preserves a 17-acre Mississippian Period American Indian village located here from A.D. 1000 to 1550. Archeologists at this research station also uncovered evidence tha
Petit Jean State Park
Morrilton, AR
Petit Jean State Park is an Arkansas classic, a natural and historic treasure that has welcomed travelers for decades. The natural beauty and ancient geology of the legendary Petit Jean Mountain inspi
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Roland, AR
Just west of Arkansas’s capital city of Little Rock, Pinnacle Mountain stands as the centerpiece of this geographically diverse state park. This day-use park offers a variety of outdoor adventure on t
Plantation Agriculture Museum
Scott, AR
Located in Scott, Plantation Agriculture Museum preserves Arkansas’s farming history. Housed in a series of buildings is the main museum originally built as a general store in 1912, the Dortch Gin Exh
Poison Springs Battleground State Park
Chidester, AR
Three Civil War battles took place in south central Arkansas in the spring of 1864 as part of the Union Army’s Red River Campaign. The sites of these skirmishes – Poison Springs, Marks’ Mills, and Jen
Powhatan Historic State Park
Powhatan, AR
The uniqueness of this park is in its preservation: all six historic buildings stand in their original 19th-century locations. Built on a hill to overlook and welcome Black River steamboat traffic, th
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Prairie Grove, AR
Authentic, expansive, and well preserved, Prairie Grove is known as one of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields. With more than 900 acres, this park commemorates the site of the Battle of Prai
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Mena, AR
Located atop Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak, Queen Wilhelmina offers some of the most breathtaking views in the state from the fully renovated lodge. Travel the Talimena National Scenic
South Arkansas Arboretum
El Dorado, AR
This 12-acre wooded site features plants native to Arkansas’s West Gulf Coastal Plain and exotic species including flowering camellias and azaleas. Managed by the South Arkansas Community College, the
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
Scott, AR
A National Historic Landmark, one of four in the Arkansas State Park system, this park interprets the largest and most complex mound site in the state. It also offers the rare opportunity to see arche
Village Creek State Park
Lumberton, AR
Village Creek State Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres of beautiful forested hills and clear streams to create an environment found nowhere else in Arkansas. There are 33 miles of multi-use trails, c
White Oak Lake State Park
Bluff City, AR
This quiet state park is situated on White Oak Lake, a popular fishing lake. Watchable wildlife and birding opportunities also abound here. Park facilities include 45 campsites (four Class A, 37 Class
Withrow Springs State Park
Huntsville, AR
The park serves as a put-in point on this north-flowing Class I stream, typically floatable from March to mid-June depending on rainfall, and is an outfitter and shuttle service for War Eagle Creek. A
Woolly Hollow State Park
Greenbrier, AR
This is a classic state park experience with fishing, boating, and swimming on 40-acre Lake Bennett in Greenbrier about 18 miles north of Conway. The lake was built in the 1930s by the Soil Conservati