Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Ozark Folk Center Crater of Diamonds Historic Washington State Park Region Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta [X] North Central [X] Southwest Park Activity Watchable Wildlife Diamond Digging Fishing Hiking Backpacking Boating / Marinas Climbing Geocaching Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Mountain Biking River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Trail Difficulty Moderate Easy Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Paul Butler [X] Monika Rued [X] Kelly Farrell Date Published April 2020 March 2020 November 2018 March 2018 [X] November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 [X] July 2017 June 2017 [X] May 2017 [X] January 2017 [X] December 2016 October 2016 Christmas and Candlelight at Historic Washington State Park Nov 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued Christmas and Candlelight at Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Ark., is a delightful time to connect with our rich Arkansas history and experience Historic Washington at its finest. 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. 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. What is a Park Interpreter? May 2017 ⁄ Kelly Farrell On top of being guides and stewards of the parks, Park Interpreters identify plants and wildlife. They are biologists, geologists, botanists, historians, educators, and recreation specialists. Winter To Do List Jan 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued If you’re looking for ways to come out of hibernation this winter, we have plenty of fun things to do. Here are 10 ideas we rounded up from our Arkansas State Parks team. Ozark Holidays Craft Show at Ozark Folk Center State Park Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued The perfect present for everyone on your list is at the Ozark Folk Center. Here you can find locally-made heirloom quality gifts for reasonable prices. One of a kind items will surprise even the the Grinch that Stole Christmas in your group. No need to fight the crowds at the malls, the OFC provides a serene shopping experience without the stress. #ozark-folk-center... 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.