“Take A Hike” is a weekly series that examines diversity in the outdoors. In each installment, we’ll highlight one of the Natural State’s 52 state parks and talk to BIPOC Arkansans about what they enjoy about spending time in nature.
Name: Patrick Graham
Hometown: Camden, Arkansas
Currently Lives In: Camden, Arkansas
Occupation: Computer Support Specialist
Favorite Outdoor Space: Anywhere camping, Lake Catherine State Park
What’s one outdoor place you want to explore, but haven’t yet?
Petit Jean State Park
What do you enjoy about the outdoors?
Relaxing by the water
Who first got you involved in spending time in nature?
Growing up and playing outside
What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
Running and biking
ABOUT THE PARK
Moro Bay State Park offers lots of privacy and some of the best cabins in the state. Fishing is popular year-round where Moro Bay and Raymond Lake join the Ouachita River. Park facilities include 23 Class AAA campsites, trails, picnic sites, pavilion, playground and the Moro Bay Ferry exhibit.
A marina with boat and slip rentals, gas and a store make it a good spot for boaters, but even in peak season, it never feels crowded. Each of the park’s five, fully-equipped cabins features two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and screened deck and outdoor living area overlooking Moro Bay. Interpretive programs are offered seasonally.