Wildlife Hotspots

Watch Wildlife in Arkansas State Parks

Find the best places to see wildlife in Arkansas!

In the Arkansas state park guide and throughout the website, you'll see the Watchable Wildlife binocular logo under or near the name of each park that is in the program. To begin planning your wildlife viewing vacations, visit the habitats of animals in our "Wildlife Hotspots" at Cane Creek near Star City, Lake Chicot near Lake Village, Millwood near Ashdown, Mount Magazine south of Paris, Devil's Den south of West Fork, Bull Shoals west of Mountain Home, and Village Creek State Park north of Forrest City, all of which are some of the best places to see wildlife in Arkansas.

You’ll find fun outdoor adventures (and possible wildlife encounters) when you explore Arkansas State Parks. Arkansas is along the flyway route for many bird species, and Mount Magazine and Petit Jean state parks are hotspots for butterfly enthusiasts who look forward to the annual butterfly migration that begins in March and winds down late October.

The following beautiful Arkansas state parks include prime habitats of animals, many of which are native to The Natural State, and some species which can’t be found anywhere else in North America. View the best travel destinations for seeing wildlife in Arkansas, check out some tips for viewing wildlife and start exploring an Arkansas State Park near you!

Arkansas River Valley Region: Crowley's Ridge Region: Mississippi Delta Region: Ouachita Mountain Region: Ozark Mountain Region: West Gulf Coastal Plain Region: