Arkansas State Parks Launches Passport Program

Arkansas State Parks, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, now has a way for guests to document their experiences at all 52 state parks. Visitors can pick up their free passport at any Arkansas state park visitor center and begin recording their travels.

“We have 52 state parks that are free to enter and offer diverse experiences. Whether you’re a history buff, wildlife watcher, into adventure sports, or all of the above, we have a park where you can have that meaningful experience and feel at home,” Arkansas State Parks Director Grady Spann said. “I think that’s why so many people make it their mission to explore all 52 state parks and now they can document that journey with their passport.”

Passports can be stamped at a visitor center, or you can make a rubbing of the stamp in parks where there is not a visitor center.

“This is a great activity for travelers, particularly for Arkansans who may be looking for fun vacation activities while they stay a little closer to home this year,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. “Gather stamps for your passport while experiencing the many adventures to be found at our beautiful state parks.”

Share your Arkansas state park passport stamps with us by using #ARStateParks on social media so we can follow and share your visits too. About Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. Arkansas state parks and museums cover 54,400 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation facilities, and unique historic and cultural resources. The system includes 1,100 buildings (including 183 historic structures), six National Historic Landmarks, a National Natural Landmark, 16 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and War Memorial Stadium.

The state parks have 1,800 campsites, 1,050 picnic sites, 208 cabins, five lodges, and 415 miles of trails. Eight million visitors annually come from all regions of the country. Park staffs provide over 42,000 education programs, activities, and special events to more than 700,000 participants each year.

Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism, and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and visit ArkansasStateParks.com and ArkansasStateParks.com/media to learn more about everything we have to offer.