Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Lower Delta North Central Upper Delta [X] Southwest [X] Central [X] Northwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Boating / Marinas Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Grady Spann Kelly Farrell Leita Spears Maggie Howard Megan Ayres Moore Waymon Cox [X] Meg Matthews [X] Monika Rued Date Published November 2021 December 2020 November 2020 September 2020 April 2020 March 2020 [X] February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 November 2018 September 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 [X] May 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 Relax, Recharge and Recreate During Spring Break Feb 2020 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks have many ways to relax, recharge and recreate fun and affordable. Take the time this spring break to visit a park and enjoy the physical and mental benefits. 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.