Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

Plans for the Future

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism—State Parks Division, has thoughtfully and strategically planned for the Park's improvements and utilization consistent with the Park's mission, "To provide enriching educational, and recreational experiences in harmony with resource stewardship." With the assistance of the Friends of Hobbs and others, the objective of making Hobbs a place of education and conservation is becoming a reality.

Coming to Hobbs

      • Construction of an Educational Pavilion adjacent to the Visitor Center
      • Restoration of certain portions of the Historic Van Winkle Trail site using private funding and volunteers. Projects may include the replacement of the Antebellum garden wall and reconstruction of the Van Winkle spring house
      • The state has established a long range development plan for Hobbs, which includes the development of additional trails and campsites, subject to the fulfillment of the State Park's land acquisition plan

Construction of facilities, such as the Education Pavilion adjacent to the Visitor Center, while part of the approved long-range plan for Hobbs may depend on private contributions. Other facilities planned for the future, subject in some cases to availability of additional cleared land include:

      • Cabins overlooking Beaver Lake
      • A recreational vehicle campground
      • A horse camp

Reconstruction of the historic antebellum-era raised garden, parts of the historic mill and other key components of the Historic Van Winkle Trail site provide an opportunity to bring important Northwest Arkansas history back to life and offer another opportunity for giving.

Upon approval of the Arkansas Department of State Parks, donors may be recognized and identified with certain facilities. More on becoming a Sponsor or Partner.


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