Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Mount Magazine Pinnacle Mountain Region Central Northwest Southwest Upper Delta Park Activity Hiking [X] Watchable Wildlife [X] Climbing [X] Diamond Digging Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Monika Rued Waymon Cox [X] Arkansas State Parks Staff [X] Don Simons [X] Meg Matthews Date Published February 2020 November 2019 January 2019 May 2018 September 2017 [X] December 2016 September 2016 [X] April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 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... Planting Seeds Apr 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff “If this doesn’t break the spirit of the turtle killers, nothing will,” I thought. Steinbeck interprets human nature and frames the choice between good and evil better than anyone. Wings on the Wind Mar 2016 ⁄ Don Simons As you scan the horizon with a good set of binoculars, there is a variety of wildlife to spot in state parks from hawks and eagles to monarch butterflies and song birds. The Park that was a Farm Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Entering Crowley’s Ridge State Park, the first things you notice are the trees. As you wander through the park you will see a wide variety of trees, shrubs, vines, and flowering plants. Pinnacle Mountain State Park Rocks! Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Tucked away in central Arkansas, Pinnacle Mountain is one of the most accessible state parks for hiking, backpacking, climbing, camping, and biking. Songs of the Woods Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Visit an Arkansas State Park near you. There will be plenty of opportunities to listen to the music of the woods so turn off the radio and head outside.