Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Moro Bay Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Lake Fort Smith Wooly Hollow Region Central Upper Delta North Central [X] Southwest [X] Lower Delta [X] Northwest Park Activity Kayaking / Canoeing Hiking Mountain Biking Backpacking Climbing Geocaching Horseback Riding Motorcycling Road Cycling [X] Diamond Digging [X] Fishing [X] Watchable Wildlife [X] Boating / Marinas Trail Type Day Hikes ATV Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Waymon Cox Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Jason Parrie Maggie Howard Melissa Phillips Zachary Fisher [X] Meg Matthews [X] Paul Butler [X] Robin Gabe Date Published February 2020 November 2019 September 2017 January 2017 December 2016 September 2016 Relax, Recharge and Recreate During Spring Break Feb 2020 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks have many ways to relax, recharge and recreate fun and affordable. Take the time this spring break to visit a park and enjoy the physical and mental benefits. Opt Outside for Green Friday Nov 2019 ⁄ Meg Matthews Green Friday is an antidote to Black Friday where programs will be offered at many Arkansas State Parks on the day after Thanksgiving each year. Birding in Arkansas State Parks Sep 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas has some of the finest bird watching. Many of our parks have bird watching checklists, and park interpreters who are avid birders and can guide you to view many of the birds in Arkansas. Couple ‘Catches’ 15 Pound Fish Without Pole Jan 2017 ⁄ Paul Butler One Arkansas couple rented a boat to explore the Ouachita Lake and Raymond Lake. To their surprise, a large fish jumped into their boat at Moro Bay State Park. 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. 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only public diamond mine in the world. If a visitor finds a diamond its their's to keep. Recently, two guests who go to Crater of Diamonds on a regular basis found the third-largest diamond at the park in 2016. The diamond is a 1.73-carat white gemstone. The new owners of this diamond say they haven't yet decided what they will do with... Wishes Come True at Crater of Diamonds State Park Sep 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews A young Canadian pre-teen came to Crater of Diamonds thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation after a bad prognosis. But after spending time in the state park, he found a 15 pt diamond.