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Get your free Arkansas State Parks guidebook and Arkansas Vacation Planning Kit.
Get your free Arkansas State Parks guidebook and Arkansas Vacation Planning Kit

Division of State Parks,
Arkansas Department
of Parks and Tourism

1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
1-888-287-2757 (V/TT)

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Fun family vacations begin with a visit to Arkansas's State Parks. The 52 state parks offer a wide diversity of facilities and outdoor offerings for your family.
State Parks Community Welcome to the official Web site for Arkansas State Parks. The hallmark of Arkansas's state parks system is the diversity of our scenic landscapes, natural and cultural resources, park facilities, and programs. Choose from mountain lodges and cabins on the bluffs of Arkansas's highest peaks or campsites on the shores of sparkling lakes and rivers. Tour historic buildings and museums or dig for real diamonds at the only diamond-bearing site in the world open to the public. Or visit prehistoric American Indian mound sites or one of our nation's most intact Civil War battlefields. 
Search our Arkansas Calendar of Events by month or park location and keywords and choose from a wide variety of special activities and events to experience. Family fun includes activities for the whole family and other activities designed just for kids. Activities for seniors include our Elderhostel programs that are among the finest in the nation. The Arkansas state parks system offers over 40,000 interpretive programs and events each year including guided lake tours on park party barges, hikes, birding adventures, living history programs, fall foliage programs, eagle programs to celebrate their presence in Arkansas during winter migration, spring wildflowers, and so much more.

On this Web site, you can explore Arkansas history and trivia. Download cool free stuff for your computer such as free desktop wallpapers and Arkansas screensavers. You can send beautiful Arkansas State Parks online ecards to your family and friends. View breathtaking videos. Explore the parks through hundreds of photographs. And before you leave the Web site, sign up for our free newsletter and keep up to date with what's going on in the state parks.

The State Parks of Arkansas are here for you. The 52 state parks are naturals for enjoying the beauty and history of Arkansas. They offer something for everyone and provide endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and traveling through Arkansas's fascinating past. You are invited to explore and enjoy them.
Since its creation, Arkansas State Parks system has held true to its four basic charges:
  • To provide optimum quality recreational and educational opportunities in sufficient quantities and conveniently located to meet the experience needs of state citizens and visitors;
  • To safeguard the natural, historical and cultural resources by providing adequate facilities and skilled leadership in state parks;
  • To enhance the economy of the state by providing recreation destinations and leisure services closely attuned to the natural, historical and cultural appeal of Arkansas, and ;
  • To provide responsible leadership statewide for the conservation of valuable state resources.
SPECIAL NOTE: To ensure you enjoy your state park experience, be aware of the natural world. There are some areas which are potentially hazardous to all visitors. Since it is impractical to post signs at all danger points, use caution when approaching such areas as cliffs, caves, heavily wooded areas, swamps, streams, and lakes. Adults are responsible for children in their care. If unsure about possible hazards, check at the visitor center.

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