Description - Arkansas's natural beauty and history can be found in over 50 state parks and museums throughout the state. State Park campgrounds are for seasoned campers and first timers! Arkansas State Parks offers "Rent-A-Camp" programs at Bull Shoals, Lake Catherine and Petit Jean for those who are new to camping. Seasoned campers will find great campsites all over the state .
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Beaver Lake in autumn
- The variety of hiking trails in The Natural State allow visitors to choose from trails that take less than an hour to walk to those requiring all day excursions. The trails offer scenic beauty and often wildlife.
Arkansas State Parks offers over 29,000 programs for park visitors. From eagle watching to Native American History, there are programs to meet many interests.
Recreation - The state parks in Arkansas offer a variety of recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular activities include hiking, camping, picnicking, boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, viewing historic sites, and viewing scenery.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Arkansas state parks are located throughout the state. Maps are available on the individual descriptive pages.