10 Best Arkansas State Parks for an Unforgettable Outdoor Adventure

Whether you’re looking for hiking trails, camping spots, rustic cabins in the woods, or just a place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of  Arkansas, you won’t be disappointed exploring the impressive state park  system. 

Here are ten incredible Arkansas State Parks to add to your bucket list! 

10 Best Arkansas State Parks

Nestled in the Boston Mountains of the Ozark Plateau and tucked along the banks of Fort Smith Lake, this state park is the perfect place to hike, camp, and kayak.  

1. Lake Fort Smith State Park

Sitting atop a mountain ridge overlooking Russellville, Mount Nebo State Park provides stunning views of the mountainous landscape and Lake Dardanelle below.  

2. Mount Nebo State Park

Self-Guided Tours

Rustic-style cabins are available to rent. Camping is also popular here,  with campsites on top of the mountain overlooking the valley below. 

Known for being Arkansas’ first state park, tucked away on Petit Jean Mountain, visitors can explore remarkable geological wonders, caves, waterfalls, epic overlooks, and a pristine lake.  

3. Petit Jean State Park

Self-Guided Tours

There is a beautiful lodge, cabins, and multiple camping areas to enjoy a  weekend in nature. Visitors can even rent yurts overlooking the lake! 

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