Arkansas River Tours Start This Weekend (List of Dates)

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The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center will be offering special trips out on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Education Barge along the Arkansas River a few days in September, October and November.

Tours are available, free, to the public. Advance registration is required. Please call 479-452-3993 to register. Staff will be offering three types of tours: Boat Tour on the AR River, Lock & Dam Tour, and Evening on the River.

Sept 20th Boat Tour on the AR River 12:00 noon – 1:30pm Wildcat Marina

Sept 20th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 2:00 – 3:30 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek
Sept 20th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 3:30 – 5:00 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek

Oct 11th Evening on the AR River 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wildcat Marina

Oct 11th Evening on the AR River 7:00pm – 8:00pm Wildcat Marina

Oct 15th Evening on the AR River 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wildcat Marina

Oct 15th Evening on the AR River 7:00pm – 8:00pm Wildcat Marina

Oct 17th Boat Tour on the AR River 12:00 noon – 1:30pm Wildcat Marina

Oct 17th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 2:00 – 3:30 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek
Oct 17th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 3:30 – 5:00 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek

Oct 24th Boat Tour on the AR River 12:00 noon – 1:30pm Wildcat Marina

Oct 24th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 2:00 – 3:30 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek
Oct 24th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 3:30 – 5:00 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek

Nov 14th Boat Tour on the AR River 12:00 noon – 1:30pm Wildcat Marina

Nov 14th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 2:00 – 3:30 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek
Nov 14th Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River 3:30 – 5:00 pm Springhill Park Massard Creek

Boat Tour on the AR River – enjoy a daytime ride on the Arkansas River in the fall as we admire any fall foliage changes, look for any early migratory birds such as bald eagles, and other sights.

Lock & Dam Boat Tour on the AR River – take a tour on the Arkansas River at Lock and Dam 13 and learn about the navigation system and the lock and dam. Participants might get to lock through on the education barge depending on water traffic and lockage.

Evening on the AR River – Take an evening tour along the Arkansas River at dusk.

For more information on the Barge Tours, or any of the upcoming events at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, call (479) 452-3993.



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