Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park DeGray Lake Resort Toltec Mounds Bull Shoals - White River Cossatot River Delta Heritage Trail Historic Washington State Park Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Fort Smith Logoly Moro Bay Pinnacle Mountain Woolly Hollow [X] Crater of Diamonds [X] Davidsonville [X] Lake Dardanelle [X] Ozark Folk Center [X] Prairie Grove Battlefield [X] Village Creek Region North Central Northwest Upper Delta Lower Delta [X] Central [X] Southwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Author Waymon Cox Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks Staff Sasha Bowles Jason Baumgartner [X] Meg Matthews [X] Robin Gabe Date Published January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 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... Fling Golf – New Way to Experience Game Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Fling Golf is a cross between lacrosse and traditional golf. This new game is easier to learn than traditional golf and much less expensive. It would be a great part of a family weekend getaway. 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. Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Arkansas State Parks Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews While we wait for cooler temperatures to come to The Natural State, here are the top 10 ways to stay cool at Arkansas State Parks during the dog days of summer.