Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Southwest Central Lower Delta North Central Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Backpacking Climbing Fishing Geocaching Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Motorcycling Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type ATV Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Day Hikes Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Article: Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Adam Leslie Don Simons John Morrow Monika Rued Robin Gabe Jeanette Larson Randy Pearson Rebekah Spurlock Shelley Flanary Tara Gillanders [X] Waymon Cox [X] Meg Matthews Date Published December 2019 [X] November 2019 [X] October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 October 2017 [X] September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 [X] March 2016 Diamond Searching by Specific Gravity Nov 01, 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! When digging dirt to sift for diamonds at the park, finding certain other minerals can make your search more productive. Look for locations where running... Opt Outside for Green Friday Nov 01, 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. VISITOR FINDS 3.29-CARAT DIAMOND AT CRATER OF DIAMONDS STATE PARK Oct 01, 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox After summer-like heat gave way to cooler temperatures this week, 65-year-old Pat Choate and her husband John made the two-hour drive from their home in Jacksonville, Arkansas to search for diamonds... New Excavation Project Ongoing at Crater of Diamonds Oct 01, 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox A lot has happened at Crater of Diamonds State Park in the past few days, as a new trenching plan seeks to expose unsearched diamond-bearing material and create new opportunities for diamond finds in... Surprising Uses for Minerals Found at the Crater of Diamonds Sep 01, 2017 ⁄ Waymon Cox Dozens of minerals can be found at Crater of Diamonds State Park, including calcite, mica, and barite. Each one can be used in different ways to make our lives easier. 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. Crater of Diamonds State Park: A wonderful and crazy place Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Waymon Cox The main thing that makes Crater of Diamonds State Park so unique is that our visitors are allowed to hunt for diamonds, and then are allowed to keep them.