Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

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Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

Arkansas

(479) 789-5000

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Overview

Arkansas's largest state park in land area, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area (HSPCA) covers 12,056 acres along the southern shores of 28,370-acre Beaver Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border stretch along the shores of Beaver Lake. The park has a variety of trails, promising hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders an enjoyable time in the wilderness. This large tract of Ozark landscape consists of plateaus, ridges, valleys, and streams featuring an upland forest of oak, hickory and pine. Many water features including disappearing streams, springs and seeps have carved the many hollows in this fragile limestone landscape and created cave-related features including numerous sinkholes.

HSPCA is managed jointly by Arkansas State Parks, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The park is 10 miles east of Rogers on Ark. 12, which bisects the park property. The park's state-of-the-art visitor center features Ozark focused exhibits including interactive kiosks, classroom space, a retail sales area and the park's administrative offices. Wi-Fi wireless Internet access is available.

Map of Hobbs -Conservation Area (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.287180, -93.945808

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Activities

  • Camping

    Five primitive campsites are located along the Pigeon Roost Trail.

  • Hiking

    Hikers can choose from several trails, ranging from short interpretive trails to a 24-mile trail that winds through the hickory and oak forests.

  • Historic Sites

    The Historic Van Winkle Trail is a one-and-one half-mile trail that leads hikers through a tunnel under Ark. 12 to the site of the historic Van Winkle lumber mill and home in Van Winkle Hollow on the West Fork of Little Clifty Creek. View the remnants of a sawmill and an antebellum garden owned by Peter Van Winkle during the 19th century.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed in the park during season.

  • Picnicking

    Picnick areas are available throughout the park.

Park Partners

Friends of Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

The Friends of Hobbs is a non-profit corporation formed in 2003 to support the mission of Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area. The goals of the organization are: to build broad public support for the policies and objectives of the Park Superintendent and the mission of Hobbs; to support education programs; and to accelerate park improvements and enhance the quality of park programs through volunteerism and fundraising.

(479) 789-5000

Directions

Driving

The park is located 10 miles east of Rogers on Ark. 12, which bisects the park property. The visitor center is on Ark. 12 near the junction with War Eagle Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(479) 789-5000

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