Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Mount Magazine Village Creek Region Northwest Southwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Adam Leslie John Morrow Robin Gabe Grady Spann Jeanette Larson Maggie Howard Megan Ayres Randy Pearson Rebekah Spurlock Shelley Flanary Waymon Cox [X] Don Simons [X] Meg Matthews [X] Tara Gillanders Date Published April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 Wishes Come True at Crater of Diamonds State Park Sep 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews A young Canadian pre-teen came to Crater of Diamonds thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation after a bad prognosis. But after spending time in the state park, he found a 15 pt diamond. Wings on the Wind Mar 2016 ⁄ Don Simons As you scan the horizon with a good set of binoculars, there is a variety of wildlife to spot in state parks from hawks and eagles to monarch butterflies and song birds. Capturing the Magic of Waterfalls Mar 2016 ⁄ Don Simons No matter its size or volume a waterfall adds quality to any hiking adventure: Beautiful in so many ways, yet these same sites would go almost unnoticed without splashing water. Winter on the Ridge Mar 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Winter may seem an unlikely season to go exploring outdoors, but it really can be amazing. This is the time of year to experience the geologic structure of Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas.