Devil's Den State Park 

Devil's Den State Park is a 2,500-acre Arkansas state park in Washington County.  The park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps beginning in 1933.  The park, with an 8 acres CCC built lake, is open for year-round recreation, including, hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails. Devil's Den State Park also has several picnic areas, a swimming pool, cabins and camping site ranging from modern to primitive. Fossils of coral and crinoids can be found along the banks.

Hobbs State Park & Conservation Area 

Hobbs State Park & Conservation Area is a 12,056-acre (4,879 ha) Arkansas state park in Benton, Carroll, and Madison Counties.  The park was bought in 1979 through a huge financial effort from Northwest Arkansas banks. The park, located just south of Beaver Lake, is open for year-round recreation, including 32.9 miles of hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails. Hobbs State Park & Conservation Area also has several picnic areas, a shooting range, and primitive camping sites.

Prarie Grove National Military Park 

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is a 64-acre Arkansas state park located next to Prairie Grove. It commemorates the Battle of Prairie Grove, fought December 7, 1862, in the American Civil War. The battle secured northwestern Arkansas for the Union.  Prominent features of the park include its battle monument, a chimney carefully relocated here from the site of a skirmish, and the Hindman Museum.  

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park is a 4300-acre United States National Military Park located in extreme northwestern Arkansas near the Missouri border. The park protects the site of the American Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge which was fought March 7 and March 8, 1862. The battle was a victory for the Union, and helped it gain control of the crucial border state of Missouri.

Bella Vista Neighbors - State Parks

Roaring River State Park (Missouri) 

Fight trophy trout in one of the most breathtaking settings imaginable at Roaring River State Park. The park contains one of the premier trout fisheries in the nation, stocked each night. The natural setting – towering hills above a deep blue spring -- provides a scenic backdrop to adventures. Seven trails cut through the parks rugged terrain, and lodging options from campsites to cabins make Roaring River a place to experience a unique slice of Missouri.