The Logoly State Park is Arkansas’ first environmental education state park. It has natural resources which are also a living laboratory for visitors and students. Most of the state park’s 370 acres is a State Natural Area which has mineral springs, and plant species endemic to the area.
Surrounded by old growth forest, the Logoly State Park is an easy day trip from El Dorado, Magnolia, Camden, Hope, and Texarkana. Some of the Logoly State Park facilities for visitors are pavilions, playground, picnic sites, a bathhouse with hot showers, and multiple trails where you can also take your four-legged best friend.
However, the trails are also shared with runners and hikers, hence the importance of keeping pooches on a leash to endure their safety, as well as the safety of other visitors and pets. There are interactive, hands-on exhibits in the new park visitor center, an indoor classroom, and there are park interpreters who lead the programs all year-round.
If you adore nature, you will be pleased with Logoly as there are a myriad of activities for the nature lover. There are climbing sets, picnic tables, and park swings. There are also occasional night hikes which can be quite an adventure. As day turns into night, the wildlife changes and the night walk conducted by the park staff often takes place near and around the pond so that visitors can witness the change of wildlife.
It’s a great idea to bring a flashlight and a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Visitors may call the Logoly State Park directly to inquire when the next night hikes are. Pet parents who visit the park will get the opportunity to spend some time with their furbabies surrounded by nature.
Those who dabble in photography might also want to take their cameras. Being in the midst of nature means having plenty of opportunities to take beautiful pictures. The Logoly State Park surrounds an area of mineral springs which have been quite known for over a century.