Tourists in State parks in Arkansas are steadily increasing despite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Park officials expect more visitors this coming October because as temperatures drop, leaves become more colorful. Leaf-peeping in some known visiting areas to view its foliage is very popular as trees change color each fall.

General dates to expect trees to be most colorful in different regions of Arkansas are provided on the state’s websites, but varying weather can be a big factor.

Arkansas State Parks has remained open throughout despite the pandemic, but have limited their services as a precaution against spreading COVID-19 to some like indoor dining and guided group boat tours. Despite this, attendance has been higher than average since last year and park officials are expecting to match the number of visitors from last year’s numbers.

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