Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Mount Magazine Cossatot River Crater of Diamonds Region Northwest Southwest Park Activity Climbing Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Adam Leslie John Morrow Robin Gabe Jason Parrie Jeanette Larson Randy Pearson Rebekah Spurlock Ron Salley Tara Gillanders Waymon Cox [X] Don Simons [X] Monika Rued [X] Shelley Flanary Date Published April 2020 March 2020 January 2019 November 2018 September 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 [X] October 2016 [X] August 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 Visitor Finds 2.03-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Oct 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. Video Blog: Chalk Up Buttercup, We’re Climbing at Mount Magazine Aug 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Thinking about taking the "Pepsi Challenge and climbing 75 feet up Pinnacle Mountain? Check out our blog post for what you might expect, and pick up a few tips. 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. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S. 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.