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State Parks of Arkansas
You are invited to experience the State Parks of Arkansas, a parks system legacy known for its enchanting natural settings and diversity of facilities and activities.
Today over 29,000 programs, tours and events are presented for the enjoyment and education of the park visitors.
General Information and Services - Top
Hundreds of facilities and services are provided for you. The State parks of Arkansas are Open year round, however some of the facilities are closed seasonally or on certain weekdays.
Contact the individual parks for details. A variety of fees are charged in the parks for designated facilities, activities, interpretive programs and special events.
The fees are listed within each parks descriptions. Uniformed employees in the parks are on call 24 hours a day. Park Specific literature is available at each State Park and Arkansas Tourist Information Center.
Arkansas State Parks offers a brochure detailing park barrier-free facilities.
Text Telephone (TT) numbers are in service at the parks and Little Rock central office.
This information is available by Contacting:
Arkansas State Parks
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Cabins and Lodges - Top
Make reservations by calling or writing the parks. 1-888-AT-PARKS (V/IT).
Call during office hours:
Summer: weekdays 8a.m. to 5p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8a.m. to 8p.m.
Fall, Winter & Spring: 8a.m. to 5p.m.
NOTE: Reservation desks at Degray Lake Resort Lodge and Queen Wilhelmina Lodge are open 24 hours aday year round
Indivdual reservations can be made up to 12 mouths in advance and group reservations can be made up to two years in advance commencing from the date the reservation is made.
Advance deposits are required. Cancellation notices required for deposit refunds are:
48 hour notice for Individual lodge rooms
Five day notice for individual cabins
30 day notice for group reservations, in advance of scheduled arrival date
Lodge rooms and cabins are limited to one 14 day stay within 30 day period (April to October).
Park facilities are rented to visitors age 18 and over. Most rates are based on double occupancy of the room or cabin per day.
Lake Chicot offers five days for the price of four and four days for the price of three discounts.
Each extra person charge is $10 per day, in lodge rooms and cabins. Children under 12 stay free with an adult. No pets except
service animals. Check in time is 4p.m. and check out is 11a.m.
Fireplaces are available during fall and winter in many cabins and the two Queen's Rooms at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge.
Facilities for group conferences are available at DeGray, the Ozark Folk Center, Petit Jean and Queen Wilhelmina. Group facilities with rental
kitchens and dining halls are available at Crowley's Ridge (Capacity: 60 in bunks) and Lake Fort Smith (Capacity: 110 in bunks).
Advance deposits are required. Please make reservations with the Parks.
Camping - Top
Over 1,700 campsites, with water, electric, and sewer hookups to hike in tent sites are available.
Most campsites are available on a first come basis, however reservations are accepted. It is necessary to register at the visitors center before occupying the site. All sites are assigned. Your camping unit must be in the park when you register.
Campers wishing to stay another day must register by 10a.m or vacate the site by 3p.m. Camping is limited to one 14 day stay within a 30 day period.
Group camping areas are available at Devil's Den, Logoly, Petit Jean and Withrow Springs.
Rent-A-Camps are offered at Bull Shoals, Lake Catherine and Petit Jean during Spring, Summer and Fall. Each Rent-A-Camp offers a Tent (already set up), two cots, a lantern, stove and ice chest. RV, Yurt and Tepee rentals are available.
Campsites can be reserved by visiting or phoning the park visitor center during business hours.
Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance commencing from the date reservation is made.
Single night reservations can be made Sunday to Thursday. Weekend reservations will be taken for a minimum of two nights.
A three night minimum will be required when a holiday causes a three day weekend. No refunds will be made for early departures on weekends for reservable campsites.
A non refundable reservation fee of one nights basic camping fee will be required five days in advance of the scheduled
arrival date to confirm a reservation.
Payment accepted by cash, check, or postal money order. Guaranteed reservations will be held until 10a.m the day following the scheduled arrival date if the reservation fee has been received as stated above.
Reservable campsites are assigned upon your arrival.
Pavilions and Swimming Facilities - Top
Pavilions, recreation halls and group areas are available by reservation. Advanced rental payment and cleanup deposits required. For reservations contact the Park.
NOTE: Pavilions are available week days for an hourly rental
Interpretive Services - Top
Swimming - No charge for children under age 2 (Note: limited to three children per adult). Children age 10 and under must be accommpanied by a paying adult 18 years or older.
Hours of operation for swimming pools and swimming beaches vary from park to park. Reduced rates are applicable after 5pm. Contact the park for details.
Swimming pools may be rented for private parties after closing hours(not after dark). Lifeguards are furnished by the park.
Arkansas State Parks programs create wonderful experiences for you. Guided walks, lake tours, historic site tours, campfire programs,
hay rides, story telling, living history, workshops, special events and award winning exhibits are offered year round. You can cruise
a cypress swamp, smell the smoke from a muzzleloader, touch a king snake, walk to the state's highest point, or marvel at Arkansas's fascinating past in five National Historic Landmarks, 15 national Register locations and four state museums.
In their Naturalist program, children learn about the Bowie knife, steamboats, blue birds, bats and more.
They offer wildlife watching and birding opportunities with blinds, checklists and guided tours. Their Elderhostel programs are some of the finest in the Nation. For teachers and students,
the State Parks are unique learning centers. Teachers and Students join trained park naturalists and historians in a variety of hands on experiences where students
apply what they have learned in the classroom.
Park Rules - Top
For your safty and to protect park facilities and resources, rules are posted and enforced throughout the parks.
Below are commonly consulted rules.
Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a leash, caged or otherwise restrained to protect the pets and avoid disturbing visitors. Pets are not permitted in cabins or lodge rooms: However service animals are welcome
Disorderly Conduct, indecent attire and abusive language are prohibited
Quiet hours is observed from 10PM to sunrise, any undue disturbance will result in ejection from the park and loss of unused fees.
State Property, the destruction, defacing or removal of any public property is unlawful including the injury or defacing of trees, removal of plants or destruction of signs, buildings or equipment