Backpacking and Hiking Day in Arkansas

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Backpacking and hiking, both day trips and overnight excursions are favorite pastimes among Arkansans. While there are many trials and parks across the state, there are several really nice campsites, hiking and biking trails right here in our area. – See map of local trails

Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared July 17 as backpacking and hiking day in Arkansas. In his proclamation he said “backpacking and hiking draw visitors from all across the country…the great state of Arkansas, also known as the Natural State, is the home of many beautiful trails, wildlife areas, lakes and rivers…The State of Arkansas invites and encourages all citizens and visitors of our state to experience the wonderful trail systems and state parks throughout Arkansas.”

The day is dedicated to the many backpackers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the beauty of the Natural State.

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