Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Cossatot River Crowley's Ridge Mississippi River Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Crater of Diamonds [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Mount Magazine Region Northwest Southwest Central Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Waymon Cox Don Simons Date Published June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 [X] April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 [X] June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 Build A Box Screen at Crater Apr 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! One of the most useful tools in searching for diamonds is a sifting screen. A fine-mesh screen helps you to sift dirt and search through gravel quickly. When used properly, it can greatly increase your chances of finding a diamond! The park rents screens and other tools for diamond searching, but some people like to make their... 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. 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. 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. The Timelessness of Petit Jean State Park Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff One of the purposes of establishing Petit Jean State Park in 1923 was to protect an exceptional piece of Arkansas for the future enjoyment of the public. Petit Jean State Park: A Place Where You Can Go Home Again Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff A person who made the hike to Cedar Falls fifty years ago can return today, make the hike, and little has changed which is inspirational and a relief to many park visitors. Petit Jean State Park’s Archeological Treasures Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Petit Jean State Park is full of fascinating geology, as well as rare rock art found in the park’s primary archeological site. Find the archeological significance of treasure trove. 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.