NOTICE FOR JANUARY 11-12: All trails EXCEPT the Ozark Plateau Trail around the Center, the Van Winkle Trail, the spur trail from the Center to War Eagle Road, the Tunnel Connector Trail, and the Sawtooth and Timberjack (both for downhill mountain bikers only) will be closed to all other users. These are the last days that trails will be closed this hunting season. No hunting is allowed in these areas of the park where the trails will be open.
If you have ANY questions or concerns, please call the visitor center at 479-789-5000. Notices are also posted at all trail heads.
Trails will be closed the following dates for hunting season:
Hobbs is also holds a Zone 1 archery deer season as well (September 28 – February 29), but the trails are NOT closed for this hunting season.
EXCLUDING HUNTING SEASON DATES ABOVE,
THESE TRAILS ARE OPEN:
Historic Van Winkle
For more information call: 479-789-5000
PLEASE NOTE: The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Shooting Range Is CLOSED Pending Repairs!
Range Expected to Re-Open in 2020
July 22, 2019 – Little Rock, AR
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. The estimated date of re-opening is between 9-12 months from now.
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.
For More Information 479-789-5000
WHEN IT RE-OPENS, Regular Hours will be: