Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Mount Magazine Region Southwest Central Northwest Lower Delta North Central Upper Delta 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 Kelly Farrell Leita Spears Maggie Howard Megan Ayres Randy Pearson Rebekah Spurlock Shelley Flanary Tara Gillanders Waymon Cox [X] Meg Matthews [X] Don Simons [X] Monika Rued 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 [X] May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 [X] March 2016 Arkansas State Parks Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 May 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews “Kids to Parks Day” is a nation-wide call for children to experience natural and heart-healthy activities at state parks. Video: Field Trip Grant Program May 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks Field Trip Grant Program allows schools the opportunity to have students visit state parks during the school year. Teen Finds 7.44-Carat Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park May 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued An Arkansas teen found a 7.44-carat diamond at Crater of Diamond State Park after only searching for 30 minutes. It is the 7th-largest diamond found at the parks since 1972. 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.