Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Toltec Mounds Cossatot River DeGray Petit Jean Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek Region Northwest Upper Delta Lower Delta North Central [X] Central [X] Southwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Climbing Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks Staff Waymon Cox Monika Rued Robin Gabe Shelley Flanary Date Published May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 [X] October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 [X] June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 Unexpected Challenge at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews At Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, there are the remains of ancient earthworks that are strategically placed. Visitor Finds 2.03-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Oct 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. Fall Color in Your Arkansas State Parks Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Check out our fall events and fall foliage reporting so you can see which areas are showing the most color in Arkansas. Fling Golf – New Way to Experience Game Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Fling Golf is a cross between lacrosse and traditional golf. This new game is easier to learn than traditional golf and much less expensive. It would be a great part of a family weekend getaway. What is a Diamond Worth? Jun 2016 ⁄ Waymon Cox Find out how we grade and appraise of the diamonds found at the Arkansas State Park, the different types of diamonds and how often our visitors discover diamonds they can take home. The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Mather Lodge is closed for restoration, renovation and major rebuilding, but will stay true to the orginal design and structure of the CCC era in which it was built. 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. Artifact Tales Mar 2016 ⁄ Robin Gabe Artifacts amaze me. It is a simple statement but every word is true. In certain cases, they are the only link that we have to past cultures. This is true at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. The American Indians that lived here are called the Plum Bayou Culture and they left clues to their way of life in the form of artifacts. They lived at this site around 1,200... 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. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S.