Hobbs State Park Conservation Area

Hobbs State Park Conservation Area

Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
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familyis4ever
Springfield, MO420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We stopped here with our RV and there was parking designated for buses and rvs. We rode our mountain bikes on the multi-use trail. It was a fairly easy ride with a few rooted hills. One of them that got the best of me. The trails were well marked and maintained. We enjoyed ourselves.
Written 24 June 2021
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Kathleen
Joplin, MO629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is a lovely area with great natural beauty. The visitors center is extremely well done and the staff were so helpful. The trails were well-maintained, but it was so hot and humid that we kept to the shorter trails. We hope to return when the weather has moderated some.
Written 10 June 2021
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Pastor C
Bangor, PA207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Hobbs is a very pretty park - we went to use the shooting range which is free of charge on a Wed. afternoon. There is no charge for the use of the range.

We only had one other person on the line while we were there and he was very professional range safety wise so it was a nice trip.

There are movable target stands with positions for 25 - 50 - 75 and 100 yards. You may only use paper targets and clip to the holders with wood safety pins. Shotguns are not permitted nor anything that would leave debris as a target (clays etc)

I would imagine at peak times that this range can be pretty crazy so I would shy away on weekends and after work time.

We also stopped a a picnic area in the park which was well kept and shaded.
Written 12 June 2014
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Linda G
Scott, AR61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The visitor center is a must see. The short trail near the visitor center was level, hardened path and interesting.
Written 19 August 2014
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Shannon64804
Joplin, MO130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
With over 12,000 acres, this beautiful area has plenty of open spaces for enjoying outdoors activities like camping, hunting, hiking, cycling, picnicking, etc. We spent a memorable autumn day looking at the exhibits, birdwatching, walking the paved areas near the visitor center, and hiking some of the shorter trails.

The Van Winkle Trail is just under a mile and is an easy walk, passing several historical markers along the way. Sinking Stream Trail, which is 0.5 mile and also rated as easy, follows a scenic stream and loops back to the parking area. We were very quiet and were able to photograph several deer grazing where the creek disappears under the rocks! The Shaddox Hollow Trail was a little more taxing, especially on the ascent at the end. It's a great 1.4 mile loop that is rated moderate. The first half is along the ridgeline. Then, we dropped down into the hollow and wound around some visually enticing spots before making the trek uphill. Some of the steps were steep, and I recommend proper footwear for this one.

The visitor center and facilities were very clean. The staff was incredible, and the gift shop had a decent selection.
Written 17 September 2018
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FunMomAnita
Webb City, MO25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
It's free, but small. Worth a stop if your passing through, but don't make a special trip. They have a few interactive nature exhibits and the building is pretty, but mostly it's a lot to read. We walked a short nature trail near the building. It wasn't very impressive. There is a small gift shop, but we didn't buy anything. We were there about an hour. Great restrooms!
Written 19 July 2018
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Sstan1963
Rogers, AR12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Great trails, stunning views and clean facilities. There is also a wildlife center that children of all ages will enjoy.
Written 22 January 2018
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The Travel Vlog Family
Lafayette, LA116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We are on a family road trip through Arkansas, and we stopped at Hobbs State Park because we heard that the Visitor's Center was awesome and to do some hiking. We have a video on our YouTube channel, LaneVids.

First the Visitor's Center. This place was huge. They had a huge area for kids to learn about the nature of the area. They had a play area for smaller kids. They had some binoculars near the huge windows if you wanted to do some bird watching. It looks like just about every day or so they have some kind of activity going on, and the rangers were super nice.

I had a lot of questions for the rangers, such as "what is the best hike for us with two kids in tow?" They knew exactly which one was right. Then I wanted to know about a place to swim, and she pulled out a map of nearby recreational areas and pointed us to a great one. I was impressed with their knowledge.

For our hike, we took the Pigeon Roost trail to the overlook, overlooking the lake, which was about 1 mile in. So we did a 2 mile hike there and back. It was great, but it was in June, so it was a pretty hot day. The overlook of the lake was beautiful, and the kids had fun doing an activity that the rangers at the visitor's center gave them so that they could earn some fun stuff when we returned.

A few other things about the visitor's center is that it has a water bottle filling station, and the bathroom are super clean. Make sure to check out this place if you or your kids are into nature.
Written 23 July 2017
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Darnold23
Benton, AR78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Hobbs State Park is the largest in land area of the Arkansas state parks, encompassing over 12K acres much of which borders Beaver Lake.It offers a wide range of trails and visitor opportunities from eagle watch boat tours to remote trails and camping.
Written 16 April 2016
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We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you’ll come back soon. Thanks for your support!
Written 19 April 2016
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ChristyAnderson
Rogers, AR111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The staff is always welcoming. No trip would be complete without going through the cave like area that spotlights certain typical things that will be in a cave, including insects and bats. Then you have the butterfly exhibit, stuffed animals, movies, and a beautiful gift shop with something for everyone to take home as a wonderful souvenir from your day spent together making memories. Outdoors, you can walk on the trails, with plenty of places to sit if you take us Grandma's and Grandpa's along for the day. They even have really cool walking sticks that my son bought to take home to Washington. Go learn a lot about Arkansas, at the Hobbs State Park. You will be glad you did.
Written 8 February 2016
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