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Arkansas State Parks – Reinstating Some Services

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Arkansas State Parks are continuing their slow opening with an expansion of services this weekend. As of May 15, the following is the status of the parks:

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  • Camping – Open to visitors from all states except “Hot Spot” locations for self-contained (units with onboard bathrooms), seven days a week. No tents at this time.
  • Lodge & Cabins – Open to visitors from all states except “Hot Spot” locations on Friday through Monday only.
  • YURTs – Open to visitors from all states except “Hot Spot” locations on Friday through Monday. No bathhouse access, Port-O-Johns only.
  • Restaurants – Lodge restaurants, only including the Skillet at Ozark Folk Center State Park and Williams Tavern at Historic Washington State Park, will have dine-in service with limited occupancy and hours. All patrons must wear a mask until served. They will also offer take-out service.
  • Visitor Centers – Open to limited occupancy from 8-5 for check-in/check-out only.
  • Marinas – Open to limited occupancy 8-5 for rental equipment and live bait only.
  • Golf Proshops – Open to limited occupancy and hours for check-in/check-out only.
  • Bathrooms/Bathhouses – Closed except for restaurant/Visitor Center bathrooms.

Any overnight guests from an identified “hot spot” will be required to quarantine in their RV for 14 days. These hot spots may change by the direction of the Arkansas Department of Health, but currently, they are:

  • The state of New York
  • The state of New Jersey
  • The state of Connecticut
  • The city of New Orleans
  • Any international location  

Some trails at Pinnacle Mountain, Petit Jean, and Devil’s Den State Parks, along with the Highway 300 day-use area at Pinnacle Mountain, will remain closed due to social distancing concerns. the Diamond Search Area at Crater of Diamonds State Park remains closed. Beaches and pools are currently closed.

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