Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Petit Jean Crater of Diamonds Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Cossatot River Crowley's Ridge Mississippi River Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Mount Magazine [X] Village Creek Region Northwest Park Activity Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Tara Gillanders Date Published May 2020 April 2020 February 2020 January 2020 January 2019 July 2017 January 2017 October 2016 August 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 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. Winter on the Ridge Mar 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Winter may seem an unlikely season to go exploring outdoors, but it really can be amazing. This is the time of year to experience the geologic structure of Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas. More Fun at Lake Fort Smith State Park Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Who doesn’t enjoy an evening by the fire, nestled in a cabin, in the woods, near a lake? Made all the more special as you feel your muscles relax after a day of hiking, kayaking and fishing.