Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Central Southwest Lower Delta North Central Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Jeanette Larson Paul Butler Grady Spann Maggie Howard Megan Ayres Rebekah Spurlock Seth Boone Shelley Flanary Waymon Cox [X] Meg Matthews [X] Tara Gillanders Date Published April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 [X] 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 [X] July 2016 [X] April 2016 March 2016 Arkansas State Parks Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Dec 01, 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. Wishes Come True at Crater of Diamonds State Park Sep 01, 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. Governor's Capital Campout Jul 01, 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Welcome to the Governor’s Capital Campout – an overnight event celebrating National Great Outdoors Month. These special events are held to encourage families to enjoy their natural surroundings. It’s School Group Season! Apr 01, 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Most of our parks have programs specifically designed for school groups that are aligned with the Arkansas K-12 and can accommodate School Groups throughout the year. Snow Business Beats No Business Apr 01, 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Last month as the snow was blanketing the park we turned cold weather into a fun opportunity by making snow mammals as part of the program.