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    Don't assume it's warm there!

    by am&pm Written Jun 24, 2008

    Luggage and bags: We assumed that, because it was mid-June, we'd be plenty warm. We were, the first day. But that night a storm swept through and dropped the night-time temps for the rest of the week into the upper 50's and a sheet wasn't quite enough. The day-time highs ended up being in the mid to upper 80's which was perfect.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For ATV'ing you must have shoes, long pants, gloves, goggles and helmet if you're going to go for any length of time. Easy-drying clothes are best as there are puddles, rivers and streams you splash through.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: My First Aid kit came in handy. Be sure you have butterfly bandaids to close wounds with (we used them on my son who gashed his toe), antibiotic ointment and bandages. Also, bug repellent is a must as we found deer ticks on ourselves several times. A container of flushable handiwipes is great, too.

    Photo Equipment: Bring an inexpensive or disposable camera for the rides as the dust and dirt and bumping around could ruin a good one.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The best camping check list we've found and used is on the KOA website at this link:


    The caravan---three trucks with trailers, two cars
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    Bring many water containers

    by Astrobuck Updated Aug 20, 2007

    Miscellaneous: When you go to Hot Springs, bring as many water jugs and water containers as possible. The water here has many minerals in it and is very therapeutic. The water is also high in bicarbonates, which will help an upset stomach.

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    packing for anywhere in arkansas

    by susiemargare Updated Feb 11, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: in the spring and fall, it is quite pleasant during the day (70s, 80s) but can get chilly at night (60s). in the summer, it is VERY HOT, and you should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. in the winter, it can get down to the 20s but usually does not stay there for long; more likely, it will stay in the 30s and 40s.

    there is snow in the winter, but it rarely lasts long. if the streets ice over (not common), BE VERY CAREFUL, because most people in arkansas do not know how to drive on icy streets and create all sorts of hazardous situations as a result. the consolation prize is that there are a lot of sport utility vehicles and four-wheel-drive pickup trucks there, and people are very friendly about pulling you out of ditches, etc.

    you should wear sandals or tennis shoes in the summer; there are lots of stickers and little bugs in the grass that are unpleasant to walk on. some of the places to hike can be VERY strenuous, so be sure to have good hiking shoes if you plan to do that.

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    by antroy Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking is a great sport here: good shoes are needed. We are down-home: wear your favorite sweats, T-shirts. Casual is our name: overalls and flannel shirts? ok! Fancy clothes? ok to that, too!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: My gosh: we ARE WAL-MART!

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    by frankcanfly Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Here's a C-130 Hercules flying over the State Capital!!

    Best Plane in the Air!!

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