Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Southwest Central Lower Delta North Central Northwest Upper Delta Park Activity Boating / Marinas Climbing Diamond Digging Fishing Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Swimming Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Jeanette Larson Monika Rued Paul Butler Rebekah Spurlock Ron Salley Seth Boone Shelley Flanary [X] Tara Gillanders [X] Jason Parrie [X] Waymon Cox Date Published October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 December 2018 [X] September 2017 [X] August 2016 June 2016 [X] April 2016 March 2016 Surprising Uses for Minerals Found at the Crater of Diamonds Sep 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. Handling the Heat Aug 2016 ⁄ Jason Parrie Arkansas State Parks wants to remind folks that one can safely enjoy the outdoors even during the heat of the summer. Check our our tips and precautions for the hot weather. It’s School Group Season! Apr 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Most of our parks have programs specifically designed for school groups that are aligned with the Arkansas K-12 and can accommodate School Groups throughout the year. Snow Business Beats No Business Apr 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Last month as the snow was blanketing the park we turned cold weather into a fun opportunity by making snow mammals as part of the program.