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 Grady Spann Kelly Farrell Leita Spears Maggie Howard Megan Ayres Waymon Cox [X] Meg Matthews [X] Monika Rued Date Published 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 [X] May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 [X] July 2016 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. Arkansas State Parks Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 May 01, 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 01, 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 01, 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 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.