5/22/2020 - All trails are EXCEPT the Ozark Plateau Trail are open at this time. Please practice social distancing. Trails that become too crowded may be temporarily closed.
5/27/2020 - Pigeon Roost primitive campsites are now OPEN.
Shooting Range Status
5/22/2020 - The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Shooting Range remains CLOSED. Due to lack of funding, the shooting range reconstruction has been postponed until further notice.
Further Information Regarding Closure of the Shooting Range
Upgrades and replacement of aging infrastructure are major factors in the decision to temporarily close the shooting range at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Northwest Arkansas. The public range will remain closed until all safety concerns can be addressed.
State Park staff, along with Arkansas Game & Fish personnel, are continuing to evaluate and weigh the options of how to make the necessary improvements and operational modifications.
“The time range for completion will vary based on the ultimate route chosen moving forward,” said State Parks Chief Planner Jordan Thomas. “Our staff is evaluating additional grant funding sources to help fund the project.”
The most outstanding safety issues are:
“Our staff regularly checks in on the shooting range when it is open,” said Superintendent Mark Clippinger. “However, we are always exploring ways to improve safety throughout the park. This is one of those areas.”
The management of the range will be evaluated for a more effective use of this public space. To date, Arkansas State Parks has spent almost $600k on construction, general maintenance, improvements and repairs to the range.
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Please Note the
Due to weather and other factors, Hobbs amenities, such as trail, camping, facilities and the shooting range, may be forced to temporarily close. Those closures will be noted here.
5/22/2020 - The Ozark Plateau Trail will remain closed until further notice due to construction on the education pavilion.
5/22/2020 - Pigeon Roost primitive campsites are closed until further notice. We do hope to get an update soon!