Arkansans will now have more options to enjoy nature and outdoors this Memorial Day weekend.
Secretary of Parks, Tourism and Heritage Stacy Hurst joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson at his daily press conference to give an update on parks around the state.
The Cedar Falls Overlook Trail at Petit Jean is now open. The Delta Heritage Trail State Park is also open after being cleared of fallen trees. All of the trails Cane Creek State Park near Star City have been cleared as well and are now open.
“A reminder to our visitors that our uniformed state park staff will be monitoring and enforcing the safe, physical distance that is required,” Hurst said. “Recreating responsibility with Leave No Trace principles helps protect our beloved state parks.”
The U.S. Forest Service has reopened both the Glory Hole Trail and Whitaker Point Trail at Ozark National Forest. The Buffalo River has reopened Lost Valley Trail today, May 22. Wolf Pen Gap at Ouachita National Forest is open as well. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference on May 21 that the Crater of Diamonds State Park would reopen. Admission will be limited to 500 people per day and tickets are available online. Tickets may also be purchased in the visitor center where the maximum occupancy is 15 people.