Are you looking for a new and exciting way to prepare meals for a camping trip or any special gathering of friends and family?  How about trying some food cooked in a Dutch oven?  Dutch oven cooking has a unique, special flavor unlike anything you have experienced before. 

At Jacksonport State Park, we are having a Dutch Oven Workshop on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 am to noon in the picnic area.  The Park Interpreters will discuss methods on how to use and maintain a Dutch oven.  We will be cooking shepherd’s pie, glazed carrots & butternut squash, buttermilk biscuit and for dessert easy Dutch oven apple cobbler. The price of the workshop is $15 per adult and $7 per child (6 to 12 years), 5 years and under free.   The cost of the workshop will pay for the cost of the meal and an informational booklet. Participants must register three days in advance by contacting the park.  For further information and registration contact the park at:  Jacksonport State Park, 205 Avenue Street, Newport, Arkansas, 72112, (870) 523-2143 or