Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

Hobbs Calendar  - don't miss a thing!

Upcoming events

    • 01 May 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 22 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Ozark Plateau Trail

    Black Bears were once so plentiful in Arkansas that our state was known as the Bear State. Join Park Interpreter Kiara on a short, 1/4-mile hike along the Ozark Plateau Trail to learn about the history, current status and other interesting facts on this large mammal. Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

    • 04 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Education Pavilion by Visitor Center

    Do you know the destination of a trail?  And just what is “Hidden Diversity”? Join Park Interpreter Steve on the ADA accessible Ozark Plateau Trail for a 0.25-mile hike to learn more about your state park. Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED


    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (CDT)
    • Education Pavilion by Visitor Center

    Celebrate National Arbor Day (Apr. 30th) by going on a family-friendly tree hike led by Park Interpreter Chris to learn more about the trees of Hobbs! The hike will be on the 0.25-mile Ozark Plateau Trail, which is ADA accessible. Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED


    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (CDT)
    • Education Pavilion near Visitor Center

    The wooded hills around Hobbs were one of the last strongholds for the now extinct Passenger Pigeon. Park Interpreter Chris will take you back to the late 1800’s when pigeoners made their living harvesting what was possibly the most abundant bird in the world and discuss the efforts to save other species before it’s too late. Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. 

    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 23 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Van Winkle Trailhead

    Step back in time to learn about the Van Winkle Hollow, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its namesake, Peter Van Winkle. Park Interpreter Chris will lead this easy hike on the 0.5-mile ADA accessible Van Winkle Trail. Meet at the Van Winkle Trailhead. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.


    • 01 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Education Pavilion by the Visitor Center

    What is the difference between a wildflower and a weed? Join Park Interpreter Chris on this easy 0.5-mile hike as we discover the beautiful wildflowers in Van Winkle Hollow. Meet at the Sinking Stream Trailhead. Free.

    COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

    • 08 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

    Whether you’re new to birding, or an experienced birder, join Park Interpreter Chris on this easy 0.5 mile hike on Sinking Stream Trail to find and count as many birds as we can. Please bring your own binoculars. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

    • 08 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (CDT)
    • Education Pavilion by the Visitor Center

    Like Kermit said, it’s not easy being green! Learn about the frogs, toads and salamanders at Hobbs with Park Interpreter Chris, and see some live examples. We’ll also check out the ponds near the Visitor Center and see what’s hoppin’! Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

    • 15 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 30 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Meet at Education Pavilion neer Visitor Center

    Hidden Wonders Scavenger Hike: Forests are more than just trees! Learn about the many hidden wonders of the forest ecosystem with Park Interpreter Chris on this family-friendly 0.25-mile hike on the ADA accessible Ozark Plateau Trail. Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. 

    • 15 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 30 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Education Pavilion near Visitor Center

    Come to the Hobbwarts School for this fun, kid-friendly program as we learn about the owls of Hobbs State Park with Professor Whoratio Owliver (a.k.a. Park Interpreter Chris). Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. 

    • 22 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 31 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Education Pavilion near Visitor Center

    Insects and other invertebrates are very important but are often misunderstood. Join Park Interpreter Chris on a bug hunt around the Visitor Center grounds as we discover their diversity and learn how we can help them while we catch and release these many-legged wonders. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED


    • 23 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Education Pavilion near Visitor Center

    Join Park Interpreter Chris for a story and meet one of our live animal ambassadors, a spotted salamander! Children of all ages are welcome, but story is best suited for children 3-6 years of age. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

    • 29 May 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Education Pavilion near the Visitor Center

    Join a park interpreter Chris for this fun and lively program, perfect for families with young children, as we learn about the reptiles of Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Be ready for an up-close encounter with a live turtle and a snake, and we’ll wrap up with the reptile rap! Meet at the Education Pavilion by the Visitor Center.  Free. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

    • 29 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Historic Van Winkle Trailhead

    Park Interpreter Chris will lead an exploration of Little Clifty Creek along the Historic Van Winkle trail. We’ll catch insects, snails, crawdads and other aquatic macroinvertebrates, and who knows what else?! Learn how the critters can tell us if the water is clean or polluted. Meet at the Historic Van Winkle Trailhead, and wear rubber boots or old tennis shoes if you have them. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED.

Copyright 2019 - Friends of Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 
Send mail to: PO Box 802, Rogers, Arkansas 72757-0802
Located at: 20201 East Hwy 12 - Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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