Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Historic Washington State Park Region Southwest Central Lower Delta North Central Northwest Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks Staff Joe Jacobs Kelly Farrell Leita Spears [X] Monika Rued Date Published April 2020 [X] March 2020 [X] January 2019 November 2018 September 2018 [X] March 2018 November 2017 [X] October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 [X] June 2017 [X] May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 [X] October 2016 August 2016 Physical Distancing at Arkansas State Parks Mar 2020 ⁄ Monika Rued It's important during this COVID-19 health emergency, that we all practice social "physical" distancing and follow CDC guidelines. Park Interpreter Matthew shows us some best practices while visiting state parks and other natural areas. Tour a YURT Jan 2019 ⁄ Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks offer plenty of great accommodation, like a YURT. They are perfect if you don’t have camping equipment but would still like a camping experience. 50th Annual Jonquil Festival at Historic Washington State Park Mar 2018 ⁄ Monika Rued Join us at Historic Washington State Park for the 50th Anniversary Jonquil Festival. Enjoy classic activities like craft and food vendors, the parade and fish fry. Fun Fall Events Oct 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks has several fun fall events and programs. Check out some of our park interpreters’ suggestions they sent in and make your plans to come visit. 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. 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.