Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Historic Washington State Park Lake Chicot Region Southwest Central Lower Delta North Central Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Grady Spann Maggie Howard Mary Buchman Megan Ayres Monika Rued Waymon Cox [X] Meg Matthews [X] Billy Nations [X] Brian Whitson Date Published February 2020 November 2019 December 2018 October 2017 [X] September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 [X] February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 [X] July 2016 March 2016 Birding in Arkansas State Parks Sep 01, 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. What’s it Like to be Scarlett? Feb 01, 2017 ⁄ Billy Nations We thought we would see first hand the difficulties of dressing during this time period and went head to head to see who could get dressed in 19th century dress the quickest. 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. 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. Governor's Capital Campout Jul 01, 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Welcome to the Governor’s Capital Campout – an overnight event celebrating National Great Outdoors Month. These special events are held to encourage families to enjoy their natural surroundings.