Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Lake Chicot Region Lower Delta Southwest Central North Central Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Billy Nations Grady Spann Maggie Howard Mary Buchman [X] Brian Whitson [X] Megan Ayres [X] Meg Matthews Date Published February 2020 January 2020 November 2019 January 2019 December 2018 May 2018 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 [X] February 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 How Do You Pronounce Lake Chicot? Feb 01, 2017 ⁄ Brian Whitson Many people may know about the origins of this lake, but may not realize why we call it Lake Chicot. In order to understand where the name Lake Chicot comes from one must look to the past. Awaken Your Nocturnal Nature Sep 01, 2016 ⁄ Megan Ayres Many of your state parks offer evening programs that engage you with the world around you at night. Whether you're camping, hiking, stargazing, or or an owl prowl. Wishes Come True at Crater of Diamonds State Park Sep 01, 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.