April 1, 2020

Safely Using Trails and Outdoor Spaces During COVID-19 Event

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As we seek to enjoy our beautiful state and get some physical activity, please visit the below links on safety tips during this time. Also a link at the bottom for the closures of Arkansas State Parks.


Information from the Arkansas State Park Website:

Arkansas State Parks remain open at this time to provide needed outdoor spaces for our guests. While we have some diminished services, the parks are open for day-use activities including hiking, running, cycling, fishing, paddling, wildlife watching, etc. It’s vital that people find ways to engage in physical activity and be out in nature during this time; the benefits to our immune systems and our mental health are significant. But it is critical that we do so in ways that will help keep everyone safe and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are some recommendations on how to keep yourself, other guests and park staff, safe when spending time outdoors during this pandemic:


  • Do not hold social gatherings at parks or anywhere.
  • Stay 6 feet away from people you do not live with. Share the trail and yield to others to maintain a safe distance.
  • Choose less frequented parks and trails. Do not park in a crowded parking lot or use a crowded trail.
  • During this crisis, some parks and trails are open for safe activities solo or with people living in the same household. 


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