Buffalo National River Seeks Campground Hosts for 2019 Season

(from media release) Buffalo National River is now accepting applications for volunteer campground hosts at five National Park Service-administered campgrounds—Steel Creek, Kyles Landing, Ozark, Tyler Bend, and Buffalo Point. Campground hosts assist National Park Service personnel in welcoming visitors, providing park information, ensuring camper registration and payment of fees, promoting the … [Read more...]

Out of the Red and Into the Black – Shop Small

I spent over 20 years on the battle lines of "Black Friday" working in both small camera shops and big box electronics stores. I got out before it started creeping into Thanksgiving, thank goodness. Although the phrase "Black Friday" seems evil and sinister, it started as the terminology used by shop owners for the day they would actually start making money for the year. That's right, many small … [Read more...]

Press Coverage for Events: PR Essentials to Make Your Race a Success

We provide this article as a cry for help from race/event organizers and directors across the state. We have wonderful outdoor events and Arkansas Outside has done it's best to keep up with the growing community that is based around outdoor recreation. Often we find ourselves scouring social media pages to find information on events to share with the outdoor community both in-state and … [Read more...]

Film Friday

Last night in Little Rock I was lucky enough to attend the Mountain Film On Tour event at the Ron Robinson Theater. The event was sponsored by Ozark Outdoor Supply and was the place to be if you are part of the outdoor adventure community in Arkansas. Heck, it was the place to be no matter who you are. The 13 films presented covered everything from an elderly blind woman who conquered her fear of … [Read more...]

Wild and Scenic Rivers of Arkansas

A National Anniversary October 2 was the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Not well known in the world of public land management, the act, as described on Rivers.gov as: "The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational … [Read more...]

Is Pack Rat Outdoor Center the greenest outdoor shop in the country? – SNEWS

Another local outdoor shop makes the news. Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Northwest Arkansas is greener than we thought.   While lounging at a picnic table outside of Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I’m distracted by a woman tossing out a garbage bag. When I ask the store’s Sustainability Director, Faebyan Whittle, if it’s the day’s trash, she replies, “No, that’s the … [Read more...]

Boxley Valley Elk Viewing and Mill Tours Offered in October

(From Media Release) Buffalo National River staff and volunteers invite the public to Boxley Valley Historic District for weekend programming this fall. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in October, visitors can step back in time and tour the historic Boxley Grist Mill, located just off of Highway 43 approximately 1 mile north of the Highway 21/43 intersection. The Gorgas … [Read more...]

Leave No Trace Hot Spot at Cossatot River State Park – Natural Area

Cossatot Falls, Cossatot River State Park (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism)The Hot Spot is a special event hosted by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the staff of Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area. This event includes training, clean up events, and school programs. With nearly 200 nationwide nominations, Cossatot River State Park– Natural Area is … [Read more...]

Sharing BikePed Trails | City of Little Rock

Some great advice no matter what trails you are enjoying. See the links at the bottom for specific rules for the Arkansas River Trail. Please share this post with other trail users and thanks to the City of Little Rock for reminding us to share the trails. BikePed trails, like the Arkansas River Trail, are a great local resource and are heavily used by different types of users (Fig. 1). … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Hosts National Park Radio Concert

(from media release) Approximately 1,300 people attended the 3rd annual National Park Radio concert at Steel Creek Campground on Saturday. National Park Radio, an Americana/folk/bluegrass band from Harrison, delighted concert-goers with more than 2 hours of live music among the unmatched natural beauty of Buffalo National River. Park personnel and event volunteers began directing traffic at … [Read more...]