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The Opportunities are Endless at Arkansas State Parks (Sponsored)

Arkansas State Parks are the perfect place to host groups of all sizes for your next special business retreat, group meeting or wedding-related event. The opportunities are endless as many parks have overnight lodging, restaurants, group activities and meeting spaces with amenities like projection and sound equipment. From casual outdoor pavilions to luxurious indoor conference centers, our scenic state parks are sure to make your next group event one everyone will remember.

The Lodge at Mount Magazine, overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake, is designed to offer ideal conference, meeting, wedding and corporate retreat settings. The resort-style lodge stretches across the bluff with 60 guest rooms, a restaurant and a multifunctional conference center which can be divided into three meeting spaces or opened up to accommodate banquet seating for up to 192 people. With scenic overlooks and first class facilities, the Lodge at Mount Magazine is one of the most prominent gathering venues in the state.

The Lodge at Mount Magazine

Queen Wilhelmina State Park is Arkansas’s “Castle in the Clouds” atop Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second-highest peak. The Queen offers 40 comfortable guest rooms just steps away from a conference room with state-of-the-art AV equipment and its own private balcony. Located 13 miles from Mena, this custom-fit venue provides a scenic atmosphere for meetings, reunions, corporate retreats and other group events.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

DeGray Lake Resort State Park lodge offers a full-service convention center for formal and casual gatherings alike, with meeting room accommodations to fit groups of 10 to 300, including 96 guest rooms. The lodge includes a spacious lobby, a conference and business center as well as the Shoreline Restaurant. The park is known for its interactive group activities like guided hikes, sunset cruises, birding tours and more. Experience the adventure and outdoor fun of DeGray Lake combined with the amenities of this first-class resort.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park is one of Arkansas’s historic treasures. The lodge offers 24 guest rooms, additional cabins near the lodge and two meeting rooms. The spacious dining hall – with a westward view of Cedar Creek Canyon – delivers a remarkable Arkansas sunset each evening. Catering services provide classic southern cuisine in formal or casual settings. Petit Jean State Park specializes in groups of 20 to 50 and can customize the space and services to meet your needs.

Located in the beautiful Ozark Foothills, Ozark Folk Center State Park combines the best of professional amenities fused with a relaxed, informal family atmosphere. For groups of 20 to 200, the park will build a group package just for you. With 53 resort-quality rooms, small and large auditoriums, meeting rooms and southern cooking from the Skillet Restaurant, Ozark Folk Center State Park provides a unique and charming setting for gatherings of all kinds.

Impress clients, coworkers and family members with some of Arkansas’s most scenic mountain and lake settings for your next retreat. For more information on accommodations for groups and meetings, visit