Arkansas State Parks hold legacy week

Arkansas State Parks hold legacy week

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Despite temperatures in the 90s, state parks around the state of Arkansas did not let the heat affect Legacy Week events held Labor Day.

Legacy weeks are meant to give the parks a chance to explain their history to visitors while also adding some fun activities.

Davidsonville State Park in Pocahontas was happy to celebrate the park's 58 years of service.

The park provided several activities for daytime visitors and overnight campers, like guided hikes, owl watching, and multiple educational tours.

It was a hot weekend for many campers, but the park was pleased with the turnout.

"It has been very hot, so I think we haven't had quite as many people just coming through the park," Park Interpreter Anna Pfeifler said. "So that has affected it a little bit but we still have had a good turnout. We've had a lot of people coming out and enjoying themselves,"

Some visitors used the lake to escape the heat by putting their boats in the water.

The park ended Legacy Week with an ice cream social on Sunday.

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