List of Arkansas State Parks
The majority of Arkansas State Parks offer camping facilities and RV facilities, and several have lodging facilities that include cabins, yurts etc. Please visit the links provided to Arkansas State Parks for campground/camping info.
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
In north central Arkansas amidst Ozark Mountains. Bull Shoals-White River State Park stretches along the riverside and lakeshore where the White River and Bull Shoals Lake join at the Bull Shoals dam. Bull Shoals-White River State Park is located in Bull Shoals, AR
Cane Creek State Park
Hike or bike the park's 2,053 acres of woodlands in the Coastal Plain. Paddle or fish on 1,675-acre Cane Creek Lake, a timbered Delta lake. Fisherman and paddlers can also explore Bayou Bartholomew, the world's longest bayou at Cane Creek State Park.
Conway Cemetery State Park
11.5-acre state historic site preserves Governor Conway痴 final resting place, the one-half acre family plot at what was once his cotton plantation. The cemetery lies just south of the former site of the Conway plantation home called Walnut Hill.
Cossatot River State Park
Sits on 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River, Arkansas's premier whitewater experience renowned as the best whitewater float stream in mid-America.
Crater of Diamonds State Park
The only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy. Diamonds of all colors of the rainbow can be found here at Crater of Diamonds State Park, any diamonds, semi-precious stones, rocks or minerals you unearth are yours to keep, regardless of their value. Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Crowley's Ridge State Park
Located atop the forested hills in northeast Arkansas, Crowley's Ridge State Park occupies the former homestead of Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled this area. Crowley's Ridge State Park is located 15 miles north of Jonesboro Arkansas.
Daisy State Park
Scenic setting in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountain, Lake Greeson, the Little Missouri River. Daisy State Park is located 1/4 mile south of Daisy Arkansas
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Situated on the north shore of 13,800-acre DeGray Lake, this recreational retreat in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains offers resort amenities combined with the outdoor adventures of an Arkansas state park.
Delta Heritage Trail State Park
In southeast Arkansas is being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that stretches from one mile south of Lexa (six miles west of Helena) to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee), Delta Heritage Trail will also offer sweeping views from bridges that span the Arkansas River and the White River.
Devil's Den State Park
Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozarks Mountains. Miles of hiking and multiple use trails wind through Devil's Den State Park and the surrounding Ozark National Forest. Caves, crevices and bluff overlooks can be explored.
Hampson Museum State Park
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park is located at Wilson Arkansas. Hampson Archeological Museum interprets the lifestyles of this farming-based civilization that lived there from 1400 to 1650 A.D. Artifacts and exhibits share the story.
Herman Davis State Park
Located in Manila, Arkansas. Herman Davis State Park, one-acre park surrounds the gravesite of and monument to Private Herman Davis.
Historic Washington State Park
Located in Washington, Arkansas. Historic Washington State Park houses the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, a resource center for historical and genealogical research. The collection features a library of rare books, newspapers, court records, census reports maps, family histories and scrapbooks, photographs and other materials within its extensive files. Travel back to the 19th century as you stroll the plank board sidewalks alongside streets that have never been paved, and tour the historic public buildings and former residences, the town of Washington today is one of America's premier historic villages.
Hobbs State Park
Arkansas's largest state park in land area, Hobbs covers 12,045 acres along the southern shores of 28,370-acre Beaver Lake. Trails: 21-mile, multi-use Hidden Diversity Trail is designed for use by hikers, bikers and horseback riders. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Historic Van Winkle Trail is a one-half-mile trail that leads hikers through a tunnel under State Highway 12 to the site of the historic Van Winkle lumber mill and home in Van Winkle Hollow. Pigeon Roost Trail is an eight and one-half mile loop in a figure eight formation giving the hiker options of two four mile loops or the entire route.
Jacksonport State Park
Located in Jacksonport, just three miles north of Newport. In the 1800s steamboats made Jacksonport a thriving river port. During the Civil War. Today the park's museums, the 1872 courthouse, the nearby Mary Woods No. 2 sternwheel paddleboat, and interpretive programs share the story of this historic river port.
Jenkins' Ferry State Park
Thomas Jenkins, who started the ferry in 1815. It was run by his sons, William and John DeKalb, until the Civil War circa 1861. Three Civil War battles took place here, that were part of the Union Army's "Red River Campaign." Jenkins' Ferry State Park features interpretive exhibits.
Lake Catherine State Park
Located near Malvern Arkansas, go 12 miles north on Ark. 171 to Lake Catherine State Park. The 1,940-acre Lake Catherine, in the Hot Springs Arkansas area, features rustic style facilities constructed of native stone and wood by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
Lake Charles State Park
645 acres of spring-fed waters in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Anglers, kayakers etc. will enjoy Lake Charles State Park, on the shore of Lake Charles.
Lake Chicot State Park
Located in the Mississippi Flyway, eight miles northeast of Lake Village. Lake Chicot State Park park offers some of the best year-round birding opportunities in Arkansas.
Lake Dardanelle State Park
National spotlight as a major bass fishing tournament site. Lake Dardanelle State Park, 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River, offers two areas on the lake: one park site is at Russellville, and the other is located at nearby Dardanelle Arkansas.
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Located eight miles north of Mountainburg, Arkansas. Lake Fort Smith State Park, the new park is a showcase offering improved facilities and scenic views of the lake and the surrounding Boston Mountain Range of the Ozark Mountains from its picturesque valley setting. Lake Fort Smith State Park serves as a gateway to adventure in the Boston Mountains.
Lake Frierson State Park
Located approximately 10 miles north of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Lake Frierson State Park on the shore of 335-acre Lake Frierson is a place to relax and fish for bream, catfish, crappie, and bass.
Lake Ouachita State Park
Located a short drive Hot Springs Arkansas. Lake Ouachita State Park's pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Lake Ouachita noted as one of the cleanest lakes in America, This 40,000-acre lake is a water sports mecca.
Lake Poinsett State Park
640-acre Lake Poinsett, nestled atop the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge near Harrisburg Arkansas, is a getaway for crappie, catfish, bream and bass fishing, and there is 1.1-mile Great Blue Heron Hiking Trail.
Logoly State Park
Arkansas's first environmental education state park, interpreters present workshops on ecological/environmental topics. Logoly State Park is located a short distance from McNeil, Arkansas.
Louisiana Purchase State Park
Located south of Brinkley Arkansas, at the junction of Lee, Monroe and Phillips counties is the Louisiana Purchase State Park, National Historic Landmark.
Lower White River State Park
Located in Des Arc, Arkansas. Lower White River Museum State Park provides information on pioneer life along the White River with state-of-the art exhibits.
Mammoth Spring State Park
Located in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Mammoth Spring State Park, one of the World's largest springs in North Central Arkansas flows into the Beautiful Spring River. Mamoth Springs State Parks contains a hydroelectric dam, (footbridge permits visitors to walk directly over the falls). Mammoth Spring, and a train depot museum including a Frisco caboose, restored in 1971. The depot now functions as a museum, containing artifacts and memorabilia.
Marks' Mills State Park
Historic site, located southeast of Fordyce Arkansas. Marks' Mills State Park preserves a segment of the battleground of the Civil War Battle of Marks' Mills.
Millwood State Park
Located near Ashdown, Arkansas. Millwood State Park 29,260-acre lake, you can meander through timber, marshes, and oxbow cutoffs making Millwood Lake a "tree-filled" fishing haven. Millwood State Park is known for its excellent fishing.
Moro Bay State Park
One of the most popular fishing and water sport areas in south central Arkansas. Moro Bay and Raymond Lake join the Ouachita River at Moro Bay State Park.
Mount Magazine State Park
2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas's highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Mt. Magazine State Park you can enjoy a cool place to be during the hot summers, with numerous outdoor recreational pursuits in natural beauty.
Mount Nebo State Park
Located seven miles west of Dardanelle on Arkansas. Arkansas痴 second oldest state park, encompasses more than 3000 acres on Mount Nebo, a flat-topped plateau. Mount Nebo State Park offers sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley, fourteen miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo, and Mount Nebo State Park offers launch sites for hang gliding enthusiasts.
Old Davidsonville State Park
Located a short distance from Pocahontas, Arkansas. Old Davidsonville State Park preserves the site of the frontier town of Davidsonville. The town was founded in 1815.
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Tap your toes to mountain music, see blacksmithing, pottery-making and other pioneer skills and crafts. Learn to play the dulcimer or autoharp, or to grow an organic herb garden. Adventure to yesterday's Ozark Mountain way of life. Arkansas's unique Ozark Folk Center State Park is America's only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and presenting it in such an entertaining way. Visit historic downtown Mountain View, Arkansas, the "Folk Music Capital of the World."
Parkin Archeological State Park
Located in north edge of the city of Parkin at the junction of Highway 64 and 184. Parkin Archeological State Park preserves and interprets the Parkin site on the St. Francis River where a 17-acre Mississippi Period American Indian village, called Casqui was located from A.D. 1000 to 1550. A large platform mound on the river bank remains.
Petit Jean State Park
Between the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges near Morrilton Arkansas, sits Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas痴 first and flagship state park, in 1923. Petit Jean State Park atop Petit Jean Mountain offers 21 miles of hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, and pioneer history. Petit Jean State Park houses one of the largest and most magnificent Bluff Shelters in the state. Accessed via Rock House Cave Trail, the bluff shelter was once home to Native Americans well over a thousand years ago.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Located just west of Little Rock Arkansas, Pinnacle Mountain State Park's Pinnacle Mountain, rises more than a thousand feet above the Arkansas River Valley. The mountain's cone-shaped peak has long been a central Arkansas landmark. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, and recreation.
Poison Spring State Park
Located 10 miles west of Camden, Arkansas. Poison Spring State Park commemorates the Battle of Poison Spring in the American Civil War, which was part of the 1864 Camden Expedition. Poison Spring State Park provides an excellent example of the Gulf Coast forest region.
Powhatan Historic State Park
Located in Powhatan, Arkansas. Powhatan Historic State Park conserves and interprets the historic Powhatan site. These historic structures, ferry and steamboat landing became an Arkansas state park in 1974.
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Located in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park preserves the site of the Civil War Battle of Prairie Grove. Prairie Grove is recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields. At Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park you can also visit the Battlefield Museum, and tour the historic structures in the Ozark village.
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Located 13 miles from the town of Mena Arkansas. Queen Wilhelmina State Park, The Queen Wilhelmina Inn atop the mountain is the legendary, main feature of this park.
Toltec Mounds State Park
Located just thirty minutes from downtown Little Rock in the midst of the Arkansas River Valley. Inhabited in Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park from 600 to 1050 A.D. is Arkansas's tallest remaining, prehistoric American Indian mounds.
Village Creek State Park
Located in Lumberton Arkansas. Village Creek State Park offers a unique geology of Crowley's Ridge, a landform of rolling hills, a geologic anomaly, the ridge is covered with a lush hardwood forest featuring oak, sugar maple, beech, butternut, and tulip poplar. Anglers can fish at the park's two lakes, Lake Austell and Lake Dunn. Horseback riding has become a popular pastime at the park, twenty-five miles of multi-use trails are a popular attraction, and a new18-hole, Andy Dye signature golf course is featured.
White Oak Lake State Park
White Oak Lake, 2,765 timber-filled acres for fishing, bass, crappie, catfish. White Oak Lake State Park is rich in wildlife, with regular sightings of great blue heron, egret, osprey, green heron, and in winter, bald eagles. Union Forces camped on White Oak Creek near where the state park is located today.
Withrow Springs State Park
Located south of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Withrow Springs State Park is cradled by the bluffs of the War Eagle River in the heart of the Ozark Mountains with abundance of nature.
Woolly Hollow State Park
Located near Greenbrier, Arkansas. Woolly Hollow State Park has been deemed a prime outdoor getaway. Woolly Hollow State Park is nestled in the Ozark foothills, and offers boating and fishing opportunities.