Davy Ashcraft has been promoted to park superintendent of Cossatot River State Park – Natural Area. Stretching out for 5,401 acres, Cossatot emphasizes outdoor recreation, river preservation, and environmental education. The park is managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.
After graduating from Henderson State University and completing brief seasonal park interpretive duties with Arkansas State Parks, he started his career at Cossatot River as a full-time park interpreter in the spring of 2004. In 2006, Ashcraft became Cossatot River’s park ranger and was promoted to assistant park superintendent in the fall of 2009. Also in his 14 years with ASP, he has gained certifications in search and rescue (SAR TECH II), swift water rescue, law enforcement instructor and as a prescribed burn boss.
This park-natural area stretches for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River, Arkansas’s premier whitewater experience renowned as the best whitewater float stream in mid-America.