Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Devil's Den Lake Fort Smith Moro Bay Mount Magazine Wooly Hollow Region Central North Central Upper Delta [X] Southwest [X] Northwest [X] Lower Delta Park Activity Hiking Mountain Biking Climbing Backpacking Geocaching Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Hang Gliding River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming [X] Diamond Digging [X] Watchable Wildlife [X] Fishing [X] Boating / Marinas Trail Type Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Day Hikes Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Waymon Cox Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Jason Parrie Maggie Howard Melissa Phillips Paul Butler Zachary Fisher [X] Monika Rued [X] Don Simons [X] Robin Gabe Date Published November 2020 November 2018 September 2018 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 March 2016 Visitor Finds 4.49-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Nov 2020 ⁄ Monika Rued It was all treat, no trick this Halloween for Steven McCool of Fayetteville, Ark., at Crater of Diamonds State Park. The 34-year-old found the third-largest diamond of the year. He found a 4.49-carat yellow diamond. Arkansas State Parks December To Do List Nov 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. Devil's Den State Park Visitor Gallery Sep 2018 ⁄ Monika Rued We love singing the praises of Devil's Den State Park but don't just take our word for it. Check out our visitor gallery and tag Devil's Den State Park or use #ARstateparks to share your pics and videos. Crater Diamond Find: 2.78-Carat Way Out Yonder Diamond Jun 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 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 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. 5 State Parks Off the Beaten Path Jan 2017 ⁄ Robin Gabe Whether you’re looking to hike a trail, journey through history, muddy up your mountain bike, or just get away for the weekend, there is an Arkansas State Park waiting for you. Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 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 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. 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.