Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism announced Saturday that to ensure the safety of guests and employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency, Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge will be closed effective 8:00 A.M. Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 17.
Other state park lodges to close include DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Mount Magazine State Park, and Petit Jean State Park.
Cabins and campgrounds will remain open, and carry-out service at park restaurants will remain available. Guests will still be able to enjoy park trails and other outdoor amenities.
Guests will receive cancellations by email. Any deposits to the parks will be refunded and any lodge-based fees will be waived.