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Arkansas State Parks Cancel All Scheduled Programs Until At Least May 13th 

Arkansas State Park scheduled programs, including those at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and Cossatot River State Park-Natureal Area, have been canclelled until at least May 13, 2020 to protect guests and staff from the coronavirus. The statement below is from the Arkansas State Parks website.

“Arkansas State Parks remain open as we monitor COVID-19 and the impact of coronavirus in our state. We are taking the CDC’s recommended precautions as we work to provide a safe environment for our visitors. Parks continue to be your gateway to hiking, kayaking and canoeing, golf, mountain biking, fishing and boating, and other outdoor experiences.

To protect our guests and staff, scheduled programming is canceled through May 13, 2020. This could be extended if warranted. We apologize for this inconvenience but encourage you to take advantage of Arkansas’s wonderful outdoor experiences with your family.

Arkansas State Park facilities such as campgrounds, lodges, cabins, restaurants, marinas, museums, bathrooms and visitor centers are currently remaining open. Park staff is following all CDC guidelines for cleaning these facilities.”

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