Arkansas July 25, 2017
Your Summer Won’t Be Complete Without These 11 Getaways In Arkansas
There are still several weekends left in the summer, and that means you might have your eye out for places where you can get away from it all in the Natural State. On this list you’re going to find 11 Arkansas getaways where you can make memories and never run out of things to do. In each caption you’re going to find links to entire articles about these exciting destinations.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. DeGray Lake Resort State Park
DeGray Lake Resort State Park is Arkansas’s only resort state park, and it’s the perfect place to get away from it all. You have the option of camping in your own tent, glamping in one of their cool yurts, or staying in the lodge. The resort is on an island in DeGray Lake, and it’s a getaway that will take your breath away.
You can find out more about DeGray Lake Resort State Park
2. Catherine’s Landing
Opportunities for glamping abound at Catherine’s Landing. Located on the shores of gorgeous Lake Catherine, you can hook up your RV, stay in a cottage or yurt, or pitch your tent on the shore of the lake. There are boats and kayaks to rent, an adventure park, and lovely trails to roam.
More reasons to visit Catherine’s Landing,
read this article.
3. Eureka Springs
There’s nothing like a visit to a Victorian village nestled in the Ozarks, especially when it’s surrounded by natural beauty and tons of attractions. There are plenty of places to stay in Eureka, including hobbit caves and lots of tree houses. From Thorncrown Chapel to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most interesting and beautiful attractions in the Natural State, and that’s not to mention the incredible shopping and food downtown.
You’ll find more to do in Hot Springs
in this article.
4. Lake Ouachita
There are hundreds of islands rising up out of Arkansas’s largest lake, and the perfect time to explore them is now. You can camp or rent a cabin, and rent a boat if you want too. The cleanest lake in Arkansas awaits you at Lake Ouachita, and you’ll love exploring this exceptional natural wonder.
You can see more reasons to visit Lake Ouachita in
5. Shady River Getaway
Located near Pocahontas, Shady River Getaway is set on the banks of the Eleven Point River, on of Arkansas’s least developed and best preserved rivers. They’ve got lovely little cabins where you can stay, a gorgeous river for a lazy float, and activities the whole family will love.
More information about the Eleven Point River and Shady River Getaway are available
6. Mount Magazine
The highest point in Arkansas really is a sight to behold, and the lodge there has some of the best views in the state. You can explore the trails and overlooks, sleep with a breathtaking view from the window in your room, and drive down to Cove Lake to swim, fish, and play. You can camp there as well, of course. Mount Magazine State Park will treat you to an experience you’ll never forget.
You can find out more about Mount Magazine State Park
in this article.
7. Hot Springs
From historic hotels to Bathhouse Row, there’s nothing like Arkansas’s favorite spa city for a weekend adventure you’ll adore. You can play the ponies at Oaklawn, explore the national park, hang out on Lake Hamilton, and book a much-needed spa treatment at a bathhouse with tons of history. Attractions abound in the spa city, so you’ll definitely never run out of things to do.
You can see more things to do in Hot Springs at
You can dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park, but there’s even more to explore in Murfreesboro. Ka Do Ha Indian Village offers glimpses into the history of the Naturals State before European settlement. If you’ve got kids in tow, you might want to check out
Diamond Old West Hotel & Cabins.
You can find more information
9. Beaver Lake
Northwest Arkansas’s Beaver Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the Natural State, and there are tons of ways to play in that big expanse of water, and some truly incredible cabins as well. Beaver Lake also holds the distinction of having an underwater ghost town that stays partially exposed, especially in the summer months, and makes for a great place to sit and fish.
You can learn more about Beaver Lake and find directions by
10. Heber Springs
Heber Springs is a great little town where you can while away the hours, most notably because of its proximity to Greers Ferry Lake. Greers Ferry Lake has a lovely sandy beach, lots of swimming areas and room for boating. Red River emerges from Greers Ferry Lake, and it offers some of the best trout fishing in America. Combine those waterways with the charm of Heber Springs, and you’ve got a winning getaway.
You can find more about Heber Springs by
11. Haw Creek Recreation Area
If you’re into rustic camping in the summer, wait for a cool day and try the campground at Haw Creek Recreation Area. You can hear Haw Creek Falls all night and even see the falls from some of the campsites. You can also swim in Haw Creek and hike to the two other waterfalls in the area.
You can find directions and more information
at this link.
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