Arkansas June 19, 2019
The One Park In Arkansas With Bridges, Caves, Camping, And Trails Truly Has It All
Why settle for one type of adventure when you could have them all in one trip? Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is nearly too good to be true. The park has just about everything you could want in an Arkansas getaway. Let’s take a quick tour of this treasured state park.
Arkansas' largest state park certainly lives up to its expectations.
Just about every type of outdoor activity can be found around this 12,000-acre park. Unlike the majority of other state parks that feature one mountain or lake, Hobbs celebrates the diversity of all of Arkansas' unique geographical features.
Address: 20201 East Highway 12, Rogers, AR 72756
Every skill level can find a trail to explore within the park.
The trail system of Hobbs is over 36 miles that can be hiked, jogged, biked, or explored by horseback. Each trail leads to fascinating features that are guaranteed to delight every family member.
Bring our your inner explorer while crossing a bridge or two.
The Sinking Stream Trail has three bridges that were built as an Eagle Service Project by local Boy Scouts. From the elevated bridges you should be able to spot beaver dams further down the stream.
Other trails may appeal to your curiosity.
For a completely different trail experience, try the Shaddox Hollow Trail next. This 1.5-mile loop is a tour through towering limestone bluffs in the hardwood forest. Different rock shelters can be spotted along the trail but this particular cave is found off a small spur leading to large rock formation.
Nature isn't the only well preserved feature of the park.
History of this area is well documented, especially along the Historic Van Winkle Trail. The ruins of the original home and mill belonging to the Peter Van Winkle family are located on this trail. The dozens of historic markers make this trip an exercise of the mind as well as body.
It's easy to spend a weekend or longer to take in all the sights of Hobbs State Park.
Primitive camping is available along the Pigeon Roost Trail for backpackers or those just needing a bit more time to explore the park. These sites don't require reservations either!
The natural attractions of the state park aren't the only reason to plan a visit.
Take a break in the A/C at the park's visitor center. It has tons of interactive displays and informative exhibits about the park's biodiversity. Hobbs is also the only park to offer regulated hunting and offers a gun range to improve these skills.
It's impossible not to fall in love with at least one thing at this state park.
Although we're sure you'll love the entire trip! For help planning your next Hobbs outing, visit their website
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