Explore the Great Outdoors at Ark River

Trails, Lakes, and Adventure Awaits!

Are you looking for the perfect weekend getaway that combines tranquility with adventure? Look no further than Ark River—a hidden gem where nature's beauty is just a stone's throw away. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a water sports enthusiast, or someone who just wants to soak in the peaceful surroundings, Ark River offers a variety of outdoor activities that cater to all ages and skill levels. Here’s why you should pack your bags and head to Ark River this weekend!

1. Hiking Trails Galore

Ark River is home to numerous hiking trails that offer both challenging treks for seasoned hikers and easier routes for families or beginners. One of the most popular trails, the Eagle Crest Path, provides a scenic view of the river valley from a series of breathtaking overlooks. The trail winds through lush forests and open meadows, making it a perfect spot for wildlife observation and nature photography.

2. Pristine Lakes

If water is more your element, you’ll be thrilled to explore the pristine lakes at Ark River. Lake Serenity, the largest of the three lakes, is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and swimming. With crystal-clear waters and a well-maintained shoreline, it’s an ideal spot for a family picnic or a quiet afternoon with a good book. Don’t forget to check out the canoe and kayak rentals available at the boathouse!

3. Camping Sites

For those who want to extend their stay, Ark River offers several camping options ranging from fully equipped RV sites to more secluded tent spots nestled in the heart of the forest. Each campsite offers unique views and is equipped with essential amenities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows under the starlit sky—what could be better?

4. Wildlife and Bird Watching

Ark River is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The diverse habitats support a wide range of species, from deer and foxes to rare birds like the Red-shouldered Hawk. Spring and fall migrations turn the area into a birdwatcher’s paradise, with guided tours available to help you spot and identify the various species.

5. Adventure Sports

For the thrill-seekers, Ark River doesn’t disappoint. The rugged terrain and natural landscapes create the perfect backdrop for mountain biking and rock climbing. There are also several annual events like the Ark River Adventure Race, which combines kayaking, trail running, and biking