Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Lake Catherine Mount Magazine Petit Jean Pinnacle Mountain Region Southwest Central Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Watchable Wildlife Kayaking / Canoeing Climbing Mountain Biking Road Cycling [X] Hiking [X] Diamond Digging Article: Trail Type Day Hikes Article: Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Date Published February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 May 2018 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 [X] October 2016 [X] September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 [X] April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 Visitor Finds 2.03-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Oct 01, 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued It took less than an hour for a family to discover a 2.03-carat white diamond on the side of a plowed furrow at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. 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. An Adventure in Spring Apr 01, 2016 The spring birds are back and filling up the air with their songs. The winter bleakness is behind us. The warm air hits my face as I hike on one of our trails here at Lake Catherine State Park. Parks—Places Where “Everlasting Moments” Are Born Apr 01, 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Arkansas’s state parks are here to protect natural and cultural resources. They’re here for outdoor recreation, support tourism, and inspire those personal and profound “everlasting moments.” Wings on the Wind Mar 01, 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. 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. The Park that was a Farm Mar 01, 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 01, 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.