Spring Break Staycation Ideas In Arkansas

Need a Spring Break Getaway, but don't want to travel too far away from home? Try out these awesome Arkansas staycation ideas! 

Whitaker Point | Ozark National Forest 

Bust out your camping gear, and take a fun trip to the Ozark National Forest in Northwest, AR! This fun Arkansas staycation is perfect for adventurous couples who want to check out one of the most visited trails in the state. Whitaker Point is found on a three-mile round-trip hike, but the view (and photo opportunity) is worth the walk. 

Whitaker Point is so gorgeous and well-known, it's even appeared in a Disney Movie (guess which one in the comments!). It's a popular place for proposals, too! 

Arkansas Wine Country | Altus, Arkansas 

Altus itself a unique town with a fantastic downtown square filled with boutique shops holding antiques, collectibles, and crafts. The town is also home to four wineries, making it the perfect spot for a few staycation wine tours! Each winery located in Wiederkehr Village– Post Winery, Mount Bethel Winery, Dionysus Wine & Brew, and Chateau Aux Arc– offers wine tours and tastings. Some also have cute bed and breakfasts! 

Shouse Ford | Lake Degray 

It may not be summer quite yet, but that doesn't mean camping lakeside doesn't still have it's merits. Lake Degray is one of the most popular camping lakes in the state, and the Shouse Ford campgrounds are only a drive down the road from Glenwood. You can relax, sit back, catch some fish, and enjoy campfires by the water all Spring Break long! 


Oaklawn Horse Racing | Hot Springs, AR 

Hot Springs in and of itself is a gorgeous town, with a beautiful historic downtown, a huge national park smack dab in the middle of the city, three lakes nearby, and a number of golfing sites. This time of year, however, crowds rush to Hot Springs for a different reason: horse racing season. As one of the major racetracks in the South, Oaklawn brings people from all over the region from January through mid April to watch horses and their jockeys race each weekend. Horse racing is a Southern tradition, and Hot Springs doesn't disappoint! 


Caddo River | Glenwood, AR 

If you're serious about wanting to stay as close to home as possible, the Caddo River is the ultimate staycation. From fishing to camping to floating the river, there is something for just about everyone on the Caddo River. Most of the time, it's a lazy river, meant for relaxing. Check out Caddo River Camping and Canoe for updates on river conditions, and make the most of your staycation this Spring Break! 

Caddo River Forest Products is a sawmill in Glenwood, AR. The original sawmill closed down, but with community support and new investors, we were able to reopen our doors for operation in 2017 as Caddo River FP. We are dedicated to helping revive the Glenwood community by promoting community involvement and providing jobs and economic growth. For more information on available job openings, check out our careers page!