Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

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Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Visitor Center

    Boy we’re lucky.  Here and there we hear about our great friend Mother Nature, but at Hobbs State Park you can actually see her.  Yes!  Every second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am, all throughout the year, she visits the Park.  Her favorite thing to do is to read nature-related stories of the forest and the animals that live there.   Those who visit her always remember an educational, memorable, and fun time. FREE event.

    Story time will be followed by “hands-on” nature-craft activities.  Children of all ages are welcome, however most stories will target children 3-6 years of age.

    What:  Fun with Mother Nature
    Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.
    When:  Every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 am

    Mother Nature Visits and Reading Subjects for the Rest of the Year:
    (Keep this list on your refrigerator so you never miss Mother Nature.)

    March 9th Getting Ready for Spring – Changes in the Woods
    April 13th Dandelions – Stars in the Grass
    May 11th Around the Pond – Frogs and Toads
    June 8th Animals in The Night
    July 13th Water Dance – Water Cycle & Storm Drain Pollution
    August 10th Caterpillar to Butterfly
    September 14th Autumn in the Woods – Preparing for Winter
    October 12th:  Bats – Not Really Scary
    November 9th It’s Turkey Time
    December 14th Who Goes There?   Footprints and Animal Signs



    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Sinking Stream Trailhead

    Are you ready for spring?!  Join a park interpreter on this easy half mile hike as we discover the signs of spring in the beautiful Van Winkle Hollow area. Meet at the Sinking Stream trailhead.

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 PM
    • Sinking Stream Trailhead

    Are you ready for spring?!  Join a park interpreter on this easy half mile hike as we discover the signs of spring in the beautiful Van Winkle Hollow area. Meet at the Sinking Stream trailhead.

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Historic Van Winkle trailhead

    Celebrate World Water Day with Park Interpreter Chris by exploring Little Clifty Creek along the Historic Van Winkle trail. With dip nets and kick seines 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 bring rubber boots or waders if you have them.

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Visitor Center

    Join a park interpreter 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 Visitor Center.  FREE

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Sinking Stream Trailhead

    Are you ready for spring?!  Join a park interpreter on this easy half mile hike as we discover the signs of spring in the beautiful Van Winkle Hollow area. Meet at the Sinking Stream trailhead.

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Visitor Center

    It’s not easy being green and slimy! Learn more about our amphibian friends, the frogs, toads and salamanders, with Park Interpreter Chris. After an indoor introduction, we’ll check out the ponds near the Visitor Center and see what’s hoppin’! Learn how you can help monitor frog populations, which have been declining, by participating in FrogWatch, a nationwide community science project.


    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Visitor Center

    Do you know the destination of a trail? And just what is the Ozark Plateau? Join Interpreter Steve to learn more about your State Park.


    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Visitor Center

    Learn from Park Interpreter Steve why this rare tree, once common in the Ozarks, is so important and what we are doing at Hobbs State Park to try and save it.  FREE

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Visitor Center

    Friends of Hobbs Speaker, Victoria Jones, will offer a presentation on the latest archaeological discoveries at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Free!

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Ozark Plateau Trailhead

    Join Park Staff and local pediatrician, Dr. Janet Cantwell, for our first Walk With a Doc, while also celebrating National Walk in the Park Day! Walking is good for the body and the mind! We’ll walk the ADA accessible, half mile Ozark Plateau Trail, which is good for beginners. Find out more about the benefits of walking, the trails at Hobbs, and make it your goal to get healthier as we move into spring.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Visitor Center

    It’s not easy being green and slimy! Learn more about our amphibian friends, the frogs, toads and salamanders, with Park Interpreter Chris. After an indoor introduction, we’ll check out the ponds near the Visitor Center and see what’s hoppin’! Learn how you can help monitor frog populations, which have been declining, by participating in FrogWatch, a nationwide community science project.


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 PM - 10:45 PM
    • Sinking Stream Trailhead

    Are you ready for spring?!  Join a park interpreter on this easy half mile hike as we discover the signs of spring in the beautiful Van Winkle Hollow area. Meet at the Sinking Stream trailhead.

    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Visitor Center

    Do you know the destination of a trail? And just what is the Ozark Plateau? Join Interpreter Steve to learn more about your State Park.


    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Visitor Center

    Everyone who lives in Arkansas should be aware of what venomous snakes we have and what they look like. This short program identifies the 6 venomous snakes that we have in Arkansas, five of which are found in northwest Arkansas. FREE

    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Visitor Center

    Some of the symbols are easy, and others you probably have never heard of. Did you know we have a state soil and a State beverage? Join interpreter Steve to learn some of the symbols of Arkansas.  Visitor Center. FREE


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Visitor Center

    Join us for a light breakfast as ornithologists use mist nets to capture birds, gather some data, and then let YOU help release them! There’s nothing like seeing these amazing creatures up close and in the hand! Breakfast sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited, 
    The Bluebird Shed, and 3-D Pet Products.

    Meeting place: Visitor Center
    Admission: Free

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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