Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Historic Washington State Park Devil's Den Ozark Folk Center Mount Magazine White Oak Lake [X] Crater of Diamonds [X] Lake Dardanelle [X] Powhatan Courthouse Region Southwest North Central Northwest Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Waymon Cox Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks Staff Sasha Bowles Jason Baumgartner [X] Monika Rued [X] Megan Ayres Date Published May 2020 April 2020 June 2017 May 2017 October 2016 Photo Essay: Life Below Lake Dardanelle May 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres What lives in a lake? If you are like most of us, your first thoughts were fish, snakes, and turtles. Believe it or not, that’s only a small part of the life below Lake Dardanelle! Passing Time in Historic Powhatan Apr 2020 ⁄ Monika Rued Powhatan Historic State Park Interpreter Geoffrey shows you just as we still do today, the people of historic Powhatan made their own toys, games, and entertainment to pass the time and help families grow stronger together. Lake Dardanelle State Park Sunset Apr 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres Lake Dardanelle State Park sits along the edge of Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats in and around the lake will surround you in natural beauty and a top-notch fishery. Enjoy this sunset view from the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. 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.