Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Ozark Folk Center Region Southwest North Central Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Monika Rued Paul Butler Tara Gillanders Rebekah Spurlock Seth Boone [X] Jeanette Larson [X] Meg Matthews [X] Waymon Cox [X] Shelley Flanary Date Published June 2020 February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 [X] December 2018 October 2017 [X] September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 [X] April 2016 March 2016 Arkansas State Parks Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Dec 2018 ⁄ Meg Matthews Make a healthy New Year’s resolution by kicking off 2019 with an invigorating First Day Hike at an Arkansas state park near you. Take a First Day Hike at the Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 2018 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from the Crater of Diamonds! This New Year’s Day, make a resolution for a healthier 2019 with a morning guided hike around the park’s Little Missouri River Trail, as part of the nationwide First Day Hikes initiative. Surprising Uses for Minerals Found at the Crater of Diamonds Sep 2017 ⁄ Waymon Cox Dozens of minerals can be found at Crater of Diamonds State Park, including calcite, mica, and barite. Each one can be used in different ways to make our lives easier. Birding in Arkansas State Parks Sep 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas has some of the finest bird watching. Many of our parks have bird watching checklists, and park interpreters who are avid birders and can guide you to view many of the birds in Arkansas. Old-fashioned Community Energy Apr 2016 ⁄ Jeanette Larson The Ozarks is a unique and special place. Well-known for their beauty, these hills are also known for being challenging to live in or travel through. Exploring Nature on the Trails at Cossatot River State Park Apr 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary “The book of nature has no beginning as it has no end.” (Jim Corbett) I am excited to tell you about the four trails we have and how our longest trail (“River Corridor”) is now completed for you to “experience the seasonal natural beauty along this wild and scenic river.” Starting with our shortest trail, “The Waterleaf Interpretive Trail.” This trail begins at the Visitor... Winter at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Apr 2016 ⁄ Jeanette Larson The creativity of the music and crafts in Mountain Home, along with the genuine friendliness of the residents, draw visitors over the winding Ozark roads every year.