Described as a peaceful park situated on the shore of a lake and at the foothills of the Ozark mountains, Lake Charles State Park is the perfect place to visit for a weekend of relaxation. Offering a swimming beach, hiking trails, picnic sites and a playground for children, this scenic park provides the ultimate family day out. Surrounded by an array of trees and beautiful plants, as well as a range of modern campsites, Lake Charles State Park is sure to create an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Opening hours: check with website for individual facility times
Watch out for: the park’s gift shop offering a range of gift items, camping supplies, live bait, and snacks
3705 Highway 25, Powhatan, Arkansas, +1 870 878 6595
Described as a relaxing spa vacation getaway in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs National Park offers visitors soothing thermal waters in order to feel healed and comforted in this welcoming environment. Giving tourists the opportunity to take a traditional bath at the Buckstaff Bathhouse or to have a modern spa experience at the Quapaw Baths and Spa, Hot Springs National Park is ideal for visitors who wish to have a cozy retreat from the bustling state.
Opening hours: always open
Watch out for: the park’s picnic areas and scenic mountain roads
515 Central Ave, Hot Springs, Arkansas, +1 501 620 6715