Eureka Springs Family Fun | Float the rivers

Eureka Springs Outdoor Adventure

Everyone, local and tourist, gets excited for the ice to melt away and fill up the rivers near Eureka Springs each spring. Arkansas floating is an awesome adventure for friends and families.  In Eureka Springs, Arkansas that means the White River and Kings River are welcoming floaters each spring.

To kick off the spring season, we’ve spoken to Trigger Gap Outfitters to find out more!



Featured Float Company for Spring  in  Eureka Springs

Trigger Gap Outfitters   Kings River, Arkansas

Owners Chris and Juanita Crider are Eureka Springs staples. They’re a hometown family who have always been connected with Eureka and the Kings River. The Crider’s location is a unique and historic place that locals hold close to their hearts. It seems as though the Crider’s are destined to be the caretakers of such a cherished spot along the river. Their educational background in Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Education, along with their life experience (in business and the outdoors) coupled with a truly tough work ethic and their individual passions for the river have set them up for success. 

Juanita describes how the river reflects and informs her experience in life. “The water reminds me to be aware, alert, and present for what is around me. We get comfortable in our routines, but the river is always changing- every time you get on the water it has changed in some way. For me, adventure is anything that pushes your comfort zone a little bit, and you can gain so much by being willing to experience something new. The river reflects life in that way, and there are incredible learning opportunities there. The Kings River has given me more than I could ever give it..”

But they continue to work towards the goal of giving back! “We want to teach people to be stewards of the river. NWA is beautiful and has so many opportunities. It really has the potential to bring people together in lots of different ways” 

Entering into their 3rd season, their business still has plenty of room to continue growth, but you can guarantee you’re in good hands when you work with Trigger Gap Outfitters. As you start your adventure, you’ll be equipped with knowledge and advise along with your canoe! Look to them in the future as they continue to develop programs geared towards teaching and taking care of our beautiful Natural State. 

Opening April 6th, 2019  Find out more here
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Eureka Springs Outfitters and Boat Rentals

Kings River Outfitters  8190 AR-221, ES  

Kings River Outfitters provides canoes, kayaks, shuttles, and guide services.

Give us a call at 479-253-8954 to make a reservation.

Find out more here


Riverview Resort & Country Store  17939 US-62, ES

Find out more here


Float Eureka 216 A West Van Buren St, ES

Find out more here

Adventure Mountain Outfitters   151 Spring St, ES

Find out more here

Black Jack Adventures 2 Judah St, ES

Find out more here

Spider Creek Resort 8179 Hwy 187, ES

Find out more here


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Crescent Hotel Wedding Season Special

Photo courtesy:  Tiffany Rea Photography.

Book a Wedding Site Visit at The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa through our sales department at 800-903-4940 and enjoy a $99 special rate.  

Valid any day of the week.

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Mountain Biking | Dirt Church MTB Festival

Mountain Biking | Great Passion Play | Eureka Springs

Great Passion Play Eureka Springs Trails

The Dirt Church Festival is a family friendly MTB festival weekend. 

Saturday April 13th – 8:30 AM

*First 50 racers to register will get a free t-shirt*

Entry includes 1 meal ticket per race day.

Contact Kelsie Scott 214-399-9679 to make reservations.

We will have three timed events: cross country, harescramble, and a gravity stage race. We will also have “just for fun” events, inflatables for the kids, lawn games, and food!  Courses will be released the weekend before the race.

Great Passion Play Mountain Bike Trail Descriptions

Cross country-A classic cross country style race. The mileage will increase with each category. This course includes plenty of elevation change to keep your heart pumping! This race will be held on Sunday.

Gravity stage race- This event will be similar to the structure of an enduro, but instead of being a lengthy amount of mileage, you will just head to the start of each stage and take your run. These will be shorter downhill runs. This is the one race that will be split into both days. We will have two stages each day. The fastest combined time wins!

Harescramble- This event is for the toughest of the tough! It will be a 5-7 mile loop of the toughest trail at the passion play! Consisting of almost all black trail, you will ascend and descend technical trails at race pace. This race will be held on Saturday.

The cost will be $28 per race or $75 of all three. We will have awards for the top three omnium riders in each category using a point system.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Great Passion Play for upkeep of the property and trail maintenance

Special Lodging Rates:

Crescent Hotel Partner Rate – Book Now

Basin Park Hotel – Two Wheels Great Deals – Book Now

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Cabin in Glenwood Hollow $199

Crescent Hotel cabins are in Glenwood Hollow adjacent to the hotel and include access to all hotel amenities yet are far enough away to enjoy the peaceful setting of the Hollow, its bountiful wildlife and close proximity to hiking and biking trails.

$199 is more than 50% off regular rate

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Deals – Spring Break ‘19

Lodging  Deals in Eureka Springs

March 2019


$5 Off Best Available Rate

enter code “spring2019” on


mention ESO at time of booking

receive a complimentary bottle of Sparkling Cider



buy one ticket on

bring a friend for FREE


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Spring Break 2019

“Best of the Break”

The Crescent Hotel & Spa

Just $325

  • Room 2 nights
  • 2 Ghost Tour Tickets
  • 2 Tickets to Intrigue theater
  • 2 Admissions to Turpentine Creek

Valid and 2 Nights Sunday – Thursday  3/11 – 3/23

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Jacuzzi Suite Downtown

Basin Park Hotel

Stay two-nights at Best rate

Get your third Night for just $19.05

Valid Sunday – Friday nights in March 2019

Phone 800-643-4972

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Spring Trip | Eureka Style!

Ready for something out of the ordinary?! Feel like the break has gone from your Spring? Then it’s time to head for the hills and take a Eureka Springs’ Break! Set your sights on our One of a Kind lil’ town located high up in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains! With something to offer everyone you can create your own ideal getaway! And don’t you deserve it?

Whether you’re looking for relaxation and rejuvenation or seeking the thrill of the outdoors, it’s all here during Spring Break 2018! Spend your day being pampered in one of our many luxurious day spas, dining and drinking in our amazing restaurants or hiking and biking on our many scenic adventure trails. Perhaps retail therapy is what you crave? Eureka Springs is a shoppers dream come true! With so many unique boutiques, galleries, antique stores, gift shops and so much more, you’re sure to find that just right treasure for yourself or a loved one.

Treat Yourself! 

New Moon Spa

The New Moon Spa Salon is a one of the the largest destination spas in Northwest Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains. Comforting, private spaces surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of Crescent Garden create a rejuvenating environment year round. Come see us for a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, waxing, teeth whitening, hair services, retail boutique and so much more! Feel relaxed, look beautiful, and be happy! New Moon is located on the garden level of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America. Come experience The New Moon Spa where renewal awaits you!

Call to book: 479-253-2879


Photos by Scott Moore

Spa 1905
Spa1905 is a cozy Day Spa located in the center of historic Downtown Eureka Springs, AR on the second floor of The Basin Park Hotel. Spa1905 offers a Day Spa as well as a Spa Boutique. The spa is designed with warm earth tones and featuring a sun deck, hot tub and mountain backdrop, this Day Spa features a full array of services and trained therapists with a focus on skin care and relaxation. It’s you own private oasis in the very heart magical Eureka Springs! After experiencing the most fun downtown, stop and enjoy the most relaxation downtown!

Call to Book: 877-643-4972

Photos by Scott Moore

 The Thrill of the Outdoors! 

Surrounded by two rivers and 3 lakes Eureka Springs affords exciting outdoor adventures just minutes from in-town lodging. Experience fishing in the crisp mountain lake air or kayak and canoe the tranquil waters of Table Rock or Beaver Lakes. The 1600-acre Lake Leatherwood City Park boasts over 21 miles of cycling and hiking trails and it’s 85-acre spring fed lake is tailor made for a day of relaxing fishing or boating. Located close to town you’ll find caves and caverns to explore. War Eagle Cavern located on Beaver Lake, Onyx Cave, and Cosmic Cavern all provide adventure for all ages! If horseback riding is your thing we have that covered as well. With several stables in the area you can make your dreams of a horseback adventure a reality! 

Photos courtesy of Hiking The Ozarks

 Soar Through the Trees!

Experience the exhilarating thrill of a Zip Line Canopy Tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. At Ozark Mountain Ziplines you can soar through the air from up to 200+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 1800 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. The zip lines are open Thursday through Tuesday, from 10 am to 4 pm starting March 3rd, 2018. 


Photos courtesy of Ozark Mountain Ziplines at Eureka Springs

Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is an organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “big cats”. The refuge mainly specializes in tigers, but there are also lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, black bears, ligers, servals, a monkey, a coatimundi and a grizzly bear. Turpentine Creek is open daily from 9am-6pm.

Photos courtesy of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Explore the History of Eureka Springs!

While in Eureka Springs, take a tram, van or walking tour and learn about our historic buildings and unique past. Trolleys are a preferred way to get around the winding, crisscrossed streets. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.


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Let Us Entertain You! 

Just a sampling of the many festive events and activities planned for our beautiful Spring days here in Eureka! Everyone feeling Irish can join in the 23rd Annual St. Paddy’s Day Parade . Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. as the parade rolls down Spring Street from the Carnegie Library to the courthouse on Main Street. Runners and walkers will participate in the 36th Annual Victorian Classic .


Photo courtesy of  Eureka Springs Arkansas St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 The Sky is the Limit! 

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge hosts it’s 28th annual Kite Festival celebration in March  “Art With an Altitude,” sponsored by KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs, is a free family event inviting attendees to bring their own kites or buy one at the refuge. The celebration includes vendors, contests and fun activities for parents and children.

Click Here for the Best Places to stay this spring

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Silver Dollar City $99 Partner Rate

Stay in Eureka – Daytrip to Silver Dollar City over Spring Break 2019

Rates Starting at $99

Valid Sunday-Friday until 12/25 2019.
Must present Silver Dollar City tickets at check-in to receive your partner rate.

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Downtown: Elmwood House

Stay 3 nights and get 15% off your entire stay!
Promo Code:  Spring
March 1-March 31
Kristy Sutherland, Host
Elmwood House
1886 Historic Inn
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