Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Ozark Folk Center Region Southwest Central North Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Mountain Biking Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Meg Matthews Joe Jacobs Matt Manos [X] Monika Rued Date Published September 2020 April 2020 [X] March 2020 January 2019 November 2018 September 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 [X] July 2017 [X] June 2017 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. Let’s Ride: Mountain Biking Exhibit at State Capitol Jul 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued “Let’s Ride: Mountain Biking in the State Parks of Arkansas” is a biking exhibit at the Arkansas Capitol, celebrating mountain biking in Arkansas State Parks. Music Roots Hits All the Right Notes Jul 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued The Music Roots Program in Stone County provides traditional folk music instruction in local schools. Skilled musicians provide youth with classes in traditional folk instruments. 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. 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.