Wakesurfing, spearfishing and stand-up paddleboarding are all the rage this season, but the selection of water sports perfect for lake-goers in Arkansas doesn’t stop there. Here are eight water sports that will make a splash on your family’s next lake day.
Tourism is the engine that drives the economy of the area surrounding Hot Springs National Park, and the engine is running strong. With a varied menu of entertainment and sporting opportunities, the Hot Springs area offers enough choices to keep 3 million visitors coming to the city and its surroundings every year.
The Ouachitas’ largest city, Hot Springs, is known for horse racing at Oaklawn Park and for Bathhouse Row, which consists of turn-of-the-century bathhouses. The only city in the nation to encompass a national park, Hot Springs was named for the mineral waters that bubble up from 47 underground springs and maintain a consistent temperature of 143 degrees.
Arkansas’s gorgeous scenery has earned the state a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s Shangri-la. And there’s no wonder why. Home to 600,000 acres of lakes, more than 9,000 miles of crystal-clear streams and rivers, two major mountain ranges and 52 state parks, Arkansas has something for everyone. Whether you seek tranquility, adventure or something in between, you’ll find it all in Arkansas.
There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city – Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.
State parks showcase our state’s natural treasures, reveal its history, and offer recreation and enjoyment for everyone. This year, the Arkansas State Park system celebrates its 75th anniversary with activities, celebrations and openings across the state.
Honeymoon planning can be as stressful as handling the wedding day itself. The key: develop a romantic getaway with a common interest in mind. From sports to spas, holiday outings and rustic hideaways, here's some suggestions.