Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Lake Catherine Ozark Folk Center Pinnacle Mountain Region Southwest Central North Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta Park Activity Hiking Watchable Wildlife Climbing Diamond Digging Backpacking Boating / Marinas Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Mountain Biking River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness [X] Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Strenuous [X] Easy [X] Moderate Author Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Date Published November 2019 May 2018 [X] December 2016 November 2016 [X] April 2016 [X] March 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. An Adventure in Spring Apr 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. 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.