OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Northwest Arkansas is a prime location for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a plethora of activities, from camping and climbing to floating and angling, catering to all skill levels.

IN THE HEADLINES

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May 1, 2024

The OZ Trails Origin Story

OZ Trails has become a symbol for those living in Arkansas. It encompasses much more…
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April 26, 2024

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Unveils New Mountain Bike Trails

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch now offers mountain biking trails in addition to rock climbing and ziplining…
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January 6, 2024

Two Must-Ride Mountain Bike-Trail Systems in NW Arkansas

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve and the Little Sugar trail system in NW Arkansas were featured…
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SCENIC VIEWS

HIKING & CAMPING

Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River Park encompasses over 95,000 acres linked together by a growing network of hiking trails and campgrounds, with backcountry camping allowed on some of the trails.

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Hobbs State Park

Hobbs State Park

Arkansas’s largest state park, Hobbs spans over 12,054 acres of beautiful Ozark landscape along the southern shore of Beaver Lake and features 11 primitive campsites as well as a diverse 54-mile trail system for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. It is also the only state park in Arkansas to allow regulated hunting.

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Devil's Den State Park

Devil’s Den State Park

Devil’s Den offers hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding trails, over 100 different campsites, 17 cabins, and six camper cabins in the Ozark National Forest.

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Ozark Highlands Trail

Ozark Highlands Trail

Recognized as one of the most scenic trails in the US, spanning an impressive length of 230 miles through Northwest Arkansas, the Ozark Highlands Trail stretches from Lake Fort Smith State Park, across the Ozark National Forest, all the way to the Buffalo National River.

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Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Kessler Mountain Regional Park

At Kessler Mountain, you’ll find miles of nature trails weaving through steep bluffs and rock-covered woodlands. Stands of old-growth forest, rock outcroppings, and many native flora and fauna species make the park a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers alike.

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37 NORTH EXPEDITIONS

EXPLORE THE OZARKS WITH 37 NORTH EXPEDITIONS

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CLIMBING

Lincoln Lake

Lincoln Lake

Great for beginner and intermediate climbers, Lincoln Lake is a staple outdoor climbing spot in Northwest Arkansas.

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Sam's Throne

Sam’s Throne

Sam’s Throne sets the standard for rock climbing in Northwest Arkansas. Free camping, quality sport lines, and easy access from the top of the bluffs make Sam’s Throne one of Arkansas’s most popular climbing spots.

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Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is well-known in the climbing community as THE destination for sandstone sport climbing. The park offers climbing guides and accommodates climbers of all skill levels.

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Climb Bentonville

Climb Bentonville

A yoga, fitness, and climbing gym that offers bouldering, lead climbing, top ropes, kids climbing, and more.

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Ozark Climbing Gym

Ozark Climbing Gym

A locally owned and operated bouldering gym located in Springdale, with a great community base that welcomes all levels of climbers.

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Boulders & Brews

Boulders and Brews

An all-inclusive bouldering gym nestled in the heart of Fayetteville, Boulders and Brews features 3000 square feet of usable climbing wall space, a café, and a training room in the basement.

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FLOATING

Buffalo River

Buffalo River

Canoeing and kayaking the Buffalo National River is the best floating experience in the state of Arkansas. With multiple trips of varying difficulty, the Buffalo River has something for everyone.

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Mulberry River

Mulberry River

With its scenic beauty and crystal-clear waters, this free-flowing river is a prime spot for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, making it a must-visit location for anyone seeking an exciting outdoor experience in the heart of the Ozarks.

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Kings River

Kings River

One of the few free-flowing rivers in the country, the Kings River begins in the Boston Mountains of the Ozark National Forest and flows for more than 90 miles, where it empties into Table Rock Lake at the Missouri state line. It is family-friendly with opportunities for camping, hiking, and fishing.

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Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

A popular destination for water enthusiasts, the park features a series of man-made rapids and pools designed for kayaking, canoeing, and tubing.

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Illinois River

Illinois River

A 145-mile-long tributary of the Arkansas River, the Illinois River offers a moderate current and plenty of canoe, kayak, and raft outfitters along its scenic banks, making it a favorite float trip destination.

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Whitewater Park

WOKA Whitewater Park

WOKA Whitewater Park features heart-pumping wave action for kayakers, surfers, and tubers of all skill levels. A best-in-class whitewater park featuring a 1,200-foot long, 100-foot wide side channel off the Illinois River with eight drop-features for an unforgettable experience.

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EVENTS

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