Most Northwest Arkansans live within 20 minutes of Beaver Lake, which is just to the east of Rogers. The lake is a popular day trip destination for boating, fishing, and water skiing.
The Buffalo National River is known for its natural beauty as well as its challenging kayaking in the spring, and lazy, family-friendly floating in the summer. There are great camping and hiking trails to take advantage of as well. The Buffalo is approximately an hour and a half away from NWA.