Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

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Participants age 12 and older are encouraged to wear masks unless fully vaccinated and maintain social distance between households, respecting the safety and concerns of those around you. The programs are free and will meet at the Education Pavilion by the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Call the Visitor Center

    Spend an evening paddling on Beaver Lake while guided by a park interpreter. We will learn the basics of paddling as we explore a calm area of Beaver Lake and take in the showstopper, the setting sun, followed by the nearly full moon. Recreational kayaks, paddles and lifejackets will be provided. Space is limited to 10 people. Bring a bottle of water, bug spray, flashlight, and dress for the weather. Minimum age 9. Cost: $20 adults, $10 children (age 9-12). Registration and pre-payment required. Call 479-789-5000 for more information and to register. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY.

    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 AM - 2:30 AM
    • Exploration classroom in Visitor Center

    Everyone who lives in or visits Arkansas should be aware of what venomous snakes we have and what they look like. This short program led by Park Interpreter Steve identifies the six venomous snakes that we have in Arkansas, four of which are found in northwest Arkansas. Meet in the Exploration classroom in the Visitor Center. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY.

    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
    • Meet on the front porch of the Visitor Center.

    Did you know plants are sugar factories that feed us and all sorts of other animals? Take a look at the energy your body uses and where it comes from with Park Interpreter Steve. Meet on the front porch of the Visitor Center. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED

    • 30 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Education Pavilion next to Visitor Center

    Come dressed in your costume to the Hobbwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for this fun, family-friendly program as we learn about the owls of Hobbs State Park with Professor Whoratio Owliver (a.k.a. Park Interpreter Chris). Immediately after will be a short program by Northsong Wild Bird Rehabilitation about barred owls, followed by the release of one that has been rehabilitated. Each child will receive an owl mask to make and a treat bag, courtesy of Northsong. This event is outdoors at the new education pavilion. The event is free, but a $5 donation/person would be greatly appreciated, which helps Northsong with their rehabilitation work. They also have special Owl-o-ween t-shirts available to order at this site: is required and will be limited to 64 people. Call the Visitor Center at 479-789-5000 to register. COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT FOR GUEST AND STAFF SAFETY. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. 

    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 27 Feb 2022
    • 32 sessions
    • Tours depart Rocky Branch Marina

    The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and for native Americans a spiritual symbol for far longer than that.  These majestic raptors (Birds of prey) are seen migrating through northwest Arkansas November through February, mainly around bodies of water since fish are the main element of their diet.

    An easy, comfortable way to view and get photos of these gorgeous birds is on one of the eagle watch tours offered by Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area on beautiful Beaver Reservoir.  Many dates are available this eagle watch season.

    November: 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28

    December: 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, 26, 27, 31

    January:  1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30

    February: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27

    Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Adults:  $15.00 + tax.   Children:  6-12   $7.50 + tax.  Tours depart Rocky Branch Marina promptly at 3:00 p.m.  To make reservations, call Hobbs State Park at: 479-789-5000.

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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