Grab your floats and take a relaxing cruise down Fourche Creek. The creek has 20 miles of floatable waters, with changing scenery along the way: gravel bottom, silt bottom, birch trees, sycamore trees, cypress trees and maples. The creek is lined with several parks, all you have to do is choose which one to launch from and which one to leave at.
Take a boat out for a spin, test your arm strength rowing a canoe, use the winds to your advantage on a sailboat or cast a line in the waters of Lake Maumelle. The beautiful, blue lake is a great place to spend some time outdoors, soak up some sun and enjoy your favorite water sports. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Phone: (501) 371-4770
Check out one of the many metropolitan, community, and neighborhood parks that are part of the Little Rock City Parks & Recreation network. With over 50 parks available, you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors no matter where you are in the city. Our favorites are Allsopp Park, MacArthur Park, Murray Park, and Riverfront Park.
You won't be able to explore the 2,000 acres in one day, but head to Pinnacle Mountain State Park to learn a little something about the environment and have some outdoor fun while you're there. Discover the adventurer in you by hiking the trail to the top of Pinnacle Mountain - there are two paths that lead you there and you can't beat the view!
Fans of archeology and natural history, head to Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park and explore one of the largest archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Interesting features of the outdoor area include three mounds that served as a ceremonial and governmental compound from 650 to 1050 A.D., and a park center that features artifacts and a research laboratory. Take in some fresh air while strolling the 3/4-mile barrier-free trail, or the 1.6 mile turf trail.
Phone: (501) 791-8541