Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Pinnacle Mountain Crowley's Ridge Mount Magazine Petit Jean Region Central Southwest Northwest Upper Delta Lower Delta North Central Park Activity Watchable Wildlife Climbing Mountain Biking Boating / Marinas Kayaking / Canoeing Swimming [X] Hiking [X] Diamond Digging [X] Fishing Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Strenuous Easy Moderate Author Waymon Cox Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Jason Parrie Matt Manos Ron Salley Date Published May 2020 February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 [X] July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 May 2018 September 2017 [X] July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 [X] August 2016 June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 Visitor Finds 2.12-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Jul 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox After spending about two hours searching for diamonds, Josh Lanik left Crater of Diamonds State Park with a brandy-colored gem weighing just over two carats. Prospectors’ Gemboree at Crater of Diamonds State Park Jul 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! On Saturday, June 15, more than 800 park guests visited the Crater to search for diamonds and celebrate diamond miners in Arkansas during the 9th Annual Prospectors’ Gemboree. Visitors of all ages enjoyed playing games and winning prizes during the day. More Than a Walk in the Woods at Petit Jean State Park Jul 2017 ⁄ Matt Manos Seven Hollows Trail at Petit Jean State Park offer sweet spots where conservation, recreation, and legacy all come together to form a seamless triumvirate. Is Pinnacle Mountain a Volcano? Aug 2016 ⁄ Ron Salley Pinnacle Mountain stands about 1,000 feet above sea level, is on the extreme eastern edge of the Ouachita Mountain range, and sits where three rivers converge. Handling the Heat Aug 2016 ⁄ Jason Parrie Arkansas State Parks wants to remind folks that one can safely enjoy the outdoors even during the heat of the summer. Check our our tips and precautions for the hot weather. 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 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.