12 Under-Appreciated State Parks In Arkansas You're Sure To Love
By Catherine Armstrong|Updated on February 12, 2022(Originally published February 06, 2022)
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
There are 52 state parks to visit in Arkansas, and each offers its own unique attractions. With so many beautiful places to see in the Natural State, it’s easy to overlook a few. Even when visiting some of the more popular parks, one can forget just how lucky we are to live in this gorgeous place. Take a look at these 12 state parks, and plan a visit to some of them soon!
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What are the best outdoor adventures in Arkansas?
Known as the Natural State, enjoying the outdoors and breathing in fresh air is synonymous with Arkansas. There are so many awesome adventures that you can get up to in the many types of terrain that the state has to offer. You can enjoy fishing, rafting, canoeing, or swimming in one of the many gorgeous lakes. Or you can hike, bike, or four wheel ride through the many mountains. Or investigate a cave as the next question dives into more. Here is a list of some of some of our favorite outdoor activities to enjoy in Arkansas.
Where can I hike to a cave in Arkansas?
With over 2,000 known caves (and probably many more unknown,) in Arizona, it is pretty easy to find some awesome hikes both to and through caves in the state. Lace up your boots and make sure you're otherwise dressed appropriately and step out onto the Bear Cave trail in Morrilton or the Lost Valley Trail in Kingston. If you want to add some extra majesty to your hike with a waterfall you can hike out to Big Creek Cave Falls in Jasper, or Belle Star Cave Falls in Mansfield. Check out this article for some more neat cave hikes.
What are the most picturesque hiking trails in Arkansas?
There is an unbelievable amount of hiking to be done in Arkansas. In fact, if you took a different hike every day for two years you still wouldn't have hit all of the trails that are out there waiting to be explored. The Yellow Rock Trail at Devils Den State Park leads to impressive overlooks of the park that will take your breath away. Another jaw dropping hike is through the Seven Hollows Trail at Petit Jean State Park, keep an eye out for the rock formations that resemble turtles! If you are looking to see some of the best views in Arkansas, this article should be a big help.