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Arkansas State Parks introduces Club 52 program

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(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arkansas State Parks is introducing Club 52, a rewards program that encourages people to visit all 52 state parks. Club 52 is an extension of the Arkansas State Parks Passport Program, which helps guests document trips to state parks by receiving a stamp (or stamp rubbing) in an Arkansas State Parks Passport. Club 52 members get their passports stamped when they visit a state park and earn rewards for visits to five parks, 25 parks, and 52 parks.

Club 52 is free and open to anyone who wants to “Get Out to Get In,” as the program’s slogan states.

“Club 52 is a fun way to explore Arkansas state parks and make your own adventure,” said Shea Lewis, director of Arkansas State Parks. “Whether you have been to a park before or this is your first visit, Club 52 gives you another way to mark your journey.”

Stopping by the visitor center to get your passport stamped.
Stopping by the visitor center to get your passport stamped.

A free passport can be picked up at an Arkansas State Park visitor center. Passports can be stamped at a visitor center, or a rubbing of the stamp can be made in parks where there is no visitor center. To redeem rewards, Club 52 members can take their passport to an Arkansas state park visitor center during normal business hours (call before) and have staff check their passport stamps.

Get a rubbing in your passport at unmanned parks.
Get a rubbing in your passport at unmanned parks.

With five park stamps, guests receive a Club 52 sticker. With 25 park stamps, the reward is a set of Club 52 playing cards. Those who collect 52 park stamps receive a Club 52 T-shirt. Stickers and playing cards can be redeemed immediately. T-shirts will be ordered and mailed to the member. Stamps must all be in one Arkansas State Parks passport and cannot be combined in different passports.

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Visit 5 Arkansas State Parks and get this sticker.
Visit 5 Arkansas State Parks and get this sticker.
Visit 25 Arkansas State Parks and get this deck of playing cards.
Visit 25 Arkansas State Parks and get this deck of playing cards.
Visit all 52 Arkansas State Parks to receive this t-shirt.
Visit all 52 Arkansas State Parks to receive this t-shirt.

“There is something for everyone to experience at our state parks,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “Club 52 gives an extra incentive to discover something special at each park while making memories to last a lifetime.”

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Arkansas State Parks encourages Club 52 members to share the excitement of their journey by uploading photos and videos at ArkansasStateParks.com/passport and on social media using the hashtag #ARStateParks.

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3 Responses

  1. We had the best of times doing all 52 parks. There is no way a person could possibly pick a favorite. The rangers are fantastic, friendly, helpful, and always there to answer any and all questions. We will be revisiting many of the parks especially, the fishing ones. Arkansas is the star when it comes to state parks. Having visited many state parks all over the country, Arkansas parks rank number “1” . Can’t wait to show off our shirts !
    Thanks for everything Arkansas, Sam and Deb

  2. Visited our first Arkansas State Park and experienced the the total solar eclipse at Millwood State Park. Mark Meyers and Terry at the visitor center were awesome with their guidance and information.

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