The Best Parks in Eureka Springs for Every Occasion

Whether you’re looking for a day’s worth of hiking trails or just a grassy picnic spot, Eureka Springs has the perfect park for you. Spending time outdoors will be the perfect compliment to the rest of your trip. Below, discover the best parks in Eureka Springs for every occasion! For more ideas on things to do, access our free Vacation Guide. We’ve included dozens of recommendations on outdoor activities, places to eat, upcoming events, and more.

The Best Parks in Eureka Springs for Every Occasion

For Hiking & Biking

Lake Leatherwood City Park is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for hiking, biking, and walking trails. The 1,600-acre park, nestled in the Ozark Mountain countryside, also features a small marina for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. You can spend all day wandering through the park’s extensive trail system.

If you want to enjoy the outdoors and leave the planning up to us, take a look at our Terra-Firma Package at Beaver Lake Cottages. Enjoy mountain biking through Lake Leatherwood, geocaching, and ziplining ﹘ all in one day! Our Triathlon Package is another great option. Begin the day with mountain biking through Lake Leatherwood followed by a Beaver Lake sailboat ride for two. Afterward, enjoy an exhilarating zip line tour through the Ozark Mountains!

For Exploring Caves

Did you know that Eureka Springs is home to a number of fascinating caves and caverns? A few of the most popular caves include Onyx Cave Park and the Cosmic Caverns, both located just a short distance from town. These caves remain a cool, steady temperature throughout the year, so any time is a good time to visit!

For Seeing Exotic Animals

Providing a lifetime refuge for rescued exotic cats, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 100 lions, cougars, leopards, tigers, and bears! It’s considered the top nature park in Eureka Springs and is a fascinating place to visit. You can join a guided tour to see the big cats, stroll through the bear tunnel, and explore the Discovery Area where the park’s smaller animals live.

For Entertainment & Events

Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs is where all of the area’s best live music and events take place. Catch the free summer music series, drum circles, dancing, and more. Throughout the year, the park hosts a number of popular annual events. The Zombie Crawl, for example, features a parade of hundreds of zombies, apocalyptic vehicles, and spooky street performers!

Where to Stay

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For a great place to stay with access to all the parks in Eureka Springs, look no further than Beaver Lake Cottages. Our lakeside cabins feature stunning views, well-stocked kitchens, comfortable linens, and plenty of privacy. Spend time relaxing on your private deck or exploring Beaver Lake! Afterward, unwind in your Jacuzzi tub for two before drifting off in your luxurious Sleep Number bed. Although there’s plenty to do in Eureka Springs, you might have trouble leaving your cozy cabin!

To book your stay, check the availability of all our accommodations and choose your favorite. We look forward to hearing about your Eureka Springs adventures!