Tags archives: arkansas-state-parks

Accepting the Challenge of a New Year

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For most people, a map is just a map — a useful planning tool, something handy to keep in the car. But for some, it can take on a meaning far greater than the fretwork of highways and rivers tracing its surface. When Tanya Reddin of Conway looks at a map, she sees an index to her m[...]

See Eagles and More at Popular DeGray Festival

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For 39 years, January at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck has been the scene of a special weekend dedicated to special bird: the American bald eagle. "Eagles Et Cetera is one of, if not the, longest running eagle conservation event in the state," said David Armstrong, Park[...]

Bladesmithing Has Deep Roots in Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The popularity of the History Channel’s Forged in Fire series shows that interest is high in learning about the historic craft of bladesmithing. Arkansas has many connections to the art form and the state is home to many talented bladesmiths, some of whom have been showcased and won compe[...]

Four Family Hiking Ideas for Winter

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branch[...]

Arkansas Fall Foliage Updates Now Available

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Want to know the latest about Arkansas’s fall color? Or scenic routes for best viewing? You’ll find all this information – and more – on www.Arkansas.com. Click on the “Fall Color Update” icon or subscribe to receive updates via email at http://bit.ly/ARFallColor. Updated fall color reports are sent to subscribers and posted to Arkansas.com each Friday mo[...]

Birding in Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism With its mild climate and variety of habitats, Arkansas is a well-known destination to watch birds. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, a regional supervisor at Arkansas State Parks. “You can start at home with the basic bird feeder. A lot of folks are b[...]

Haunted Waters Lake Tour

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism What is it about that dark that can make a pleasant place take on a foreboding feel? At Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, it’s the telling of authentic Ozarks ghost stories during a nighttime water cruise from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. Park interpreters will lead[...]

New Development in Rails to Trails Initiative

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Construction of Delta Heritage Trail terminus trailhead begins   Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Little Rock, AR) August 1, 2017 Construction of a new trailhead facility for the southern terminus of the Delta Heritage Trail (DHT) in Arkansas City kicks off tomorrow. This innovative project is being developed under the national "rails to tra[...]