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LIFE's an ADVENTURE

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What is this?

The Helena Adventure Company exists to let the world know about the incredible outdoor opportunities that exist in Helena, Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta on the Mississippi River. Helena, perched on the geographic anomaly of Crowley's Ridge, offers every type of outdoor adventure from hiking, boating and swimming to music festivals and amazing food. You're not going to get what we have anywhere else in the world, guaranteed. Join us and experience this place for yourself. Continue on below for the list!

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Helena, Arkansas Adventure List
(sacred indeed)


GUIDED TOURS


Active Tours - Delta Heritage Tours
http://www.deltaheritagetours.net/3-active-tours

Mississippi Canoeing – Quapaw Canoe Company
http://www.island63.com/helena.cfm

Hunting - Big Slash Ducks and Bucks
http://bigslashducksandbucks.com/

Hunting - Ducks n Dogs
http://www.ducks-n-dogs.com/

Hunting - Richmond Guiding
http://richmondguiding.com/

 

DIY - On The Water


Boat ramp for the MS River - Helena River Park
https://goo.gl/maps/v8EqfXm1hSk

Canoe, kayak, fishing @ Bear Creek Lake at MS. River State Park
https://goo.gl/maps/BrV2XRXFr6P2

Canoe, kayak and paddle boat rental

http://www.island63.com/helena.cfm

http://www.island63.com/helena-faq.cfm

Swim - Bear Creek Lake at MS. River State Park
https://goo.gl/maps/H9oD6rNHugn

Swim - Mississippi River, Friar’s Point, MS. - “The Baptism”
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1nSUJPRsK9UeqeUYvyNbKYYwNzZ4&hl=en_US&ll=34.397137%2C-90.595236&z=13

Swim - Storm Creek Lake
https://www.arkansas.com/lake/storm-creek-lake/56

 

DIY - Bike, Hike, Run, Walk


Bike - Delta Heritage Trail - Gravel Trail
http://visithelenaar.com/attractions/the-great-outdoors/delta-heritage-trail-state-park/

Bike - Delta Heritage Trail Brochure
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/!userfiles/pdfs/Delta%20Heritage_2015_web.pdf

Bike - Low Road to Hornor’s Neck Lake
https://goo.gl/maps/aQjKb4fF4t82

Bike - Tour Da Delta Race/Tour
http://www.tourdadelta.net/

Hike - Low Road to Hornor’s Neck Lake
https://goo.gl/maps/aQjKb4fF4t82

Hike - Walk at the Helena River Park
https://www.arkansas.com/attractions/detail/river-reach-park/18677

Run / Walk - King Biscuit Run - 5k
http://kennethfreemyer.racesonline.com/

Walk - Historic Helena Levee Walk
http://visithelenaar.com/attractions/civil-war-helena/levee-walk/

Walk - Historic Helena Walk/Run - 4 Mile
http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=346973


 

DIY - ATV Park

https://www.facebook.com/Horses-Harleys-ATV-Park-LLC-1003920673002465/

 

DIY - Fishing and Hunting

Old Town lake
http://visithelenaar.com/attractions/the-great-outdoors/old-town-lake/

Old Town lake - Map
https://agfc-media.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_public/e0/d7/e0d728a1-aa0c-4cba-954d-0b007adc4758/oldtown.pdf?Signature=wcaFRo%2F8IjxniheOh6JADdNRdHU%3D&Expires=1506799512&AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAID76HHQTGIGQXWPA

MS. River
http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishing/top-spots-for-100-pound-arkansas-catfish/

General - AGFC
http://gis.agfc.com/

General - AGFC
https://www.agfc.com/en/resources/brochures/

General - AGFC
https://www.agfc.com/en/

General - Nearby Lakes and Rivers
https://www.hookandbullet.com/c/fishing-helena-ar/

General - Nearby Lakes and Rivers
https://www.arkansas.com/outdoors/water-activities/lakes-rivers/nearcity.aspx?city=helena-west%20helena

 

DIY - Camping


Camping at Bear Creek Lake / Lone Pine Campground at MS. River State Park
https://goo.gl/maps/8wfoHqZiDoy

https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/mississippiriver/

MS. River State Park Brochure
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/!userfiles/pdfs/MS%20River%20SP%20PIB_2017_website.pdf

Camping at Storm Creek
https://www.arkansas.com/places-to-stay/detail/storm-creek-lake-recreation-area-campground/94211/




DIY - Birding & Wildlife watching


Delta Heritage State Park
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/!userfiles/pdfs/DHT%20Broch%20%2010_08-4.pdf

Helena River Park
https://goo.gl/maps/nUcaAVmf6q92

General
http://visithelenaar.com/attractions/the-great-outdoors/birding-the-helena-delta/

General
http://www.audubon.org/bird-guide?field_bird_family_tid=All&field_bird_region_tid=67

 

DIY - Country Drive / Motorcycling

 

National Scenic Byway - Crowley’s Ridge Parkway
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowley%27s_Ridge_Parkway

Great River Road / “The Low Road” -  Drive Dirt & Gravel Road Through Crowley’s Ridge – St. Francis National Forest
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Storm-Creek-Low-Road/178801268931071

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/byways/2279/maps/Arkansas_South_Section

Trip to Elaine
https://goo.gl/maps/r3iJ2knZe7o

Trip to Friars Point
https://goo.gl/maps/CaazjiWdBKC2


Need a co-pilot?

Humane Society of The Delta - Dogs need to be walked or...adventured??????
http://www.humanesocietyofthedelta.org/Adopt.html

https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietydelta/


OTHER AWESOME STUFF IN HELENA

DIY - Music Festivals

Cherry Street Fair - Free
https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetFair/

Delta Family Gospel Festival
http://visithelenaar.com/festivals/delta-family-gospel-festival/

King Biscuit Blues Festival
https://kingbiscuitfestival.com/

Legendary Blues Festival
http://visithelenaar.com/festivals/legendary-blues-fest/

Warfield Concerts - Free
http://www.warfieldconcerts.com/concerts/

General
http://visithelenaar.com/featured-festivals/

General
http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com/

 

DIY - Civil War Helena Outdoor Sites

http://visithelenaar.com/featured-attractions/civil-war-helena/

 

DIY - Kid Stuff

For the Kids - Freeman Playground
https://www.facebook.com/freemanplayground/

803 Beech St., Helena, Arkansas 72342


Where to Eat and Stay

General
http://visithelenaar.com/lodging-dining/

Air BnB
https://www.airbnb.com/s/Helena--Helena-West-Helena--AR--United-States/homes?checkin=2017-10-11&checkout=2017-10-15&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&guests=1&source=mob&sem_keywords=airbnb%27&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=2owaK4E5


GENERAL INFORMATION

Driving through The Delta
https://www.deltabyways.com/trails

Helena Arkansas Visitors Bureau
http://visithelenaar.com/featured-attractions/

Helena Things to Do
https://www.arkansas.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/city-detail.aspx?city=helena-west+helena

Phillips County Attractions
https://www.deltabyways.com/phillips-county-attractions

Mississippi River Trail
https://www.facebook.com/MississippiRiverTrail/

WHo ARE WE?

We are the Helena, Arkansas based community development non-profit, Thrive. We use design (all kinds) to team up and help communities improve. To learn more about us visit us here: Thrive.

 

 

Want to Help?

We knew when we created our list we'd get feedback ;) That's why we want this list to be something you contribute to as well! Send us edits and ideas for new adventures at hac@thrivecenter.org. Do us a favor and send us a link and a short description to make it easier on us.