Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Toltec Mounds Cossatot River Region Southwest Central Park Activity Diamond Digging Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Adam Leslie Don Simons John Morrow Meg Matthews Randy Pearson Rebekah Spurlock Tara Gillanders [X] Waymon Cox [X] Robin Gabe [X] Jeanette Larson [X] Shelley Flanary Date Published February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 [X] July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 December 2018 September 2017 January 2017 June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 Visitor Finds 2.12-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Jul 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox After spending about two hours searching for diamonds, Josh Lanik left Crater of Diamonds State Park with a brandy-colored gem weighing just over two carats. Prospectors’ Gemboree at Crater of Diamonds State Park Jul 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! On Saturday, June 15, more than 800 park guests visited the Crater to search for diamonds and celebrate diamond miners in Arkansas during the 9th Annual Prospectors’ Gemboree. Visitors of all ages enjoyed playing games and winning prizes during the day. Crater of Diamonds State Park: A wonderful and crazy place Mar 2016 ⁄ Waymon Cox The main thing that makes Crater of Diamonds State Park so unique is that our visitors are allowed to hunt for diamonds, and then are allowed to keep them. Artifact Tales Mar 2016 ⁄ Robin Gabe Artifacts amaze me. It is a simple statement but every word is true. In certain cases, they are the only link that we have to past cultures. This is true at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. The American Indians that lived here are called the Plum Bayou Culture and they left clues to their way of life in the form of artifacts. They lived at this site around 1,200... Hard Work and Sweat Mar 2016 ⁄ Robin Gabe Imagine a group of Indians sitting quietly under the shade of a tree, wiping sweat from their brow and calculating how many more trips they must make with their baskets to complete their newest mound. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S. Laughing and Learning Mar 2016 ⁄ Jeanette Larson Ozark Folk Center’s Folk School gives you the opportunity to three days immersed in fiber, the language of fiber, the techniques of fiber and the skills of working with fiber to make finished, usable items.