October Outdoor Events for men and women

 Women's Outdoor Weekend

Bull Shoals (ASP) - No matter what your age or experience your journey will begin here… so come and rejuvenate your soul. Open the door to all of your senses by re-connecting with nature and just plain get away. Learn the things you've just dreamed of trying, or expand your knowledge of an already beloved past time.

White River State Park will be hosting a Women's Outdoor Weekend on October 5th  – October 7th. During this 3 day 2 night workshop participants will attend different sessions on Basic Camping/Backpacking Skills, Beginning Bird Watching, Intro to Fly Fishing, Beginning Kayaking, Dutch Oven Cooking and much more, plus lots of free time to hang out, laugh, and build new friendships.

All gear and meals included in registration fee. Registration fee is $125, space is limited so register early. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity. Registration deadline is September 28th.

For a registration form and further information, contact Bull Shoals-White River State Park at (870) 445-3629. The park is located at 129 Bull Shoals Park, Lakeview, Arkansas, from Mountain Home, travel six miles north on Ark. 5, then go eight miles west on Ark. 178 to the park entrance, turn left on to Powerhouse Road.

Dutch Oven Cook-Off October 22nd 

Bull Shoals (ASP) - White River State Park invites you to our 5th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Day Use area of the park.  Don't miss your chance to experience this unique style of cooking that has been practiced since the days of the earliest settlers.  Contestants will compete by preparing their favorite dishes the old-fashioned way; with cast iron cookware and hot coals.  Spectators will be able to watch as the teams showcase their craft and can taste samples for a nominal fee!  Prizes will be awarded for each category:  bread, main dish, dessert and showmanship.  Cooking begins at 10 a.m. and judging begins at 2 p.m. Contestants will be divided into one of three divisions: Professional Division, Amateur Adult Division (never placed in a competition before), and a Youth Division (16 and under).  The event will also feature musical performances by local talent, as well as food vendors, craft vendors, etc.  This event is free to the public, funded by the 1/8th cent conservation tax of Amendment 75. Contestants are welcome to contact us; early registration is recommended.

For more information and/or registration please contact Bull Shoals-White River State Park by phone at 870-445-3629 or by e-mail at dru.edmonds@arkansas.gov