Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Southwest Central Lower Delta North Central Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Hiking Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Fishing Climbing Backpacking Geocaching Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Motorcycling Boating / Marinas Lake Tours Road Cycling Hang Gliding River Running Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming [X] Diamond Digging Article: Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking ATV Wilderness Article: Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Waymon Cox [X] Monika Rued [X] Meg Matthews Date Published November 2019 January 2019 November 2018 June 2017 May 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 Opt Outside for Green Friday Nov 01, 2019 ⁄ Meg Matthews Green Friday is an antidote to Black Friday where programs will be offered at many Arkansas State Parks on the day after Thanksgiving each year. Relax, Recharge and Recreate During Spring Break Jan 01, 2019 ⁄ 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 December To Do List Nov 01, 2018 ⁄ Monika Rued December is a wonderful time to connect with your community in Arkansas state parks. We have interpretative programs and events on tap all month to celebrate the holidays. Crater Diamond Find: 2.78-Carat Way Out Yonder Diamond Jun 01, 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued A couple spotted a large brown gem at Crater Diamonds State Park that turned out to be a 2.78-carat diamond. 2.65-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Jun 01, 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued A 25 year old woman thought she had only picked up a piece of glass at Crater of Diamonds State park, but in reality, she found out she had discovered a 2.65-carat brown diamond. 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. 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 01, 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only public diamond mine in the world. If a visitor finds a diamond its their's to keep. Recently, two guests who go to Crater of Diamonds on a regular basis found... Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 01, 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Nov. 25 is Green Friday, an alternative to the crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Arkansas State Parks has been offering Green Friday events for over seven years. Visitor Finds 2.03-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Oct 01, 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued It took less than an hour for a family to discover a 2.03-carat white diamond on the side of a plowed furrow at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. 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.