Eureka Springs Outdoors
Blanketed by trees, Eureka Springs is nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains. Ribbons of free flowing streams weave through lush green woodlands. Eureka Springs is crowned with brilliant blue gems; clear lakes and dozens of natural springs give the mountain town its name. Eureka Springs is a destination for adventure travel in the Natural State.
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Rent boats and watercraft on Beaver Lake at Starkey Marina or on Table Rock Lake at Holiday Island Marina. The lakes are perfect for boating, water skiing, diving or swimming while smaller lakes like Little Lake Eureka, Black Bass Lake and Lake Leatherwood are great for fishing and kayaking. Lake Leatherwood offers rental canoes, kayaks and paddleboats.
Eureka Springs lakes are surrounded by scenic hiking trails providing days of outdoor exploration. Blue Spring Heritage Center features level garden paths and educational programs. Blue Spring is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Floating on Eureka Springs rivers like the White River and the Kings River is fun for the whole family. Outfitters for the Kings River include Kings River Outfitters and Riverside Canoes. Float the White River at Beaver Town with Adventure Mountain Outfitters.
Explore one of America’s National Parks; the Buffalo River National Park is only 55 miles from Eureka Springs.
Epic biking trails can be found at Lake Leatherwood. Annual biking events like the Fat Tire Festival bring cyclists from across the country. Rent a mountain bike at Adventure Mountain Outfitters. Discover more Eureka Springs events.
Even if you don’t want to venture too deep into the woods, you can still find outdoor adventure. Rent a scooter at Black Jack Adventure to explore downtown or follow a self-guided walking tour of historic spots and natural springs.
Opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing are everywhere. Explore the Ozark Mountain canopy with Ozark Mountain Ziplines and with some of the best roads in the nation, scenic drives and motorcycle rides are a great way to experience the beauty of north Arkansas. Follow the Arkansas Art Trail or one of the best rides found in a Eureka Springs Motorcycle Ride Guide. You can drive the Ozarks.
Stay overnight in one of the rustic Eureka Springs cabins. Consider the Cottages at Crescent Park. Architecturally designed to blend with the woodland surroundings, the cottages natural materials and large windows are combined with luxurious furnishings and custom features for a one-of-a-kind experience. Check availability for Cottages at Crescent Park, the best cabins in Eureka Springs. Get more ideas for things to do in Eureka Springs.