Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Mount Magazine Ozark Folk Center Pinnacle Mountain Region Southwest Central North Central Northwest Upper Delta Lower Delta Park Activity Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Backpacking Boating / Marinas Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Lake Tours Motorcycling Mountain Biking River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming [X] Watchable Wildlife [X] Diamond Digging [X] Climbing Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Monika Rued Don Simons Meg Matthews Waymon Cox Date Published September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 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 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 [X] December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 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... Ozark Holidays Craft Show at Ozark Folk Center State Park Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued The perfect present for everyone on your list is at the Ozark Folk Center. Here you can find locally-made heirloom quality gifts for reasonable prices. One of a kind items will surprise even the the Grinch that Stole Christmas in your group. No need to fight the crowds at the malls, the OFC provides a serene shopping experience without the stress. #ozark-folk-center... Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Nov. 25 is Green Friday, an alternative to the crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Arkansas State Parks has been offering Green Friday events for over seven years. 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. Crater of Diamonds State Park: A wonderful and crazy place Mar 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. 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.