To provide optimum quality recreational and educational opportunities in

sufficient quantities and conveniently located to meet the experience needs of state

citizens and visitors;


To safeguard the natural, historical and cultural resources by providing adequate

facilities and skilled leadership in state parks;


To enhance the economy of the state by providing recreation destinations and

leisure services closely attuned to the natural, historical and

cultural appeal of Arkansas, and;


To provide responsible leadership statewide for the conservation

of valuable state resources.