Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Petit Jean Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Mount Magazine Bull Shoals - White River Crowley's Ridge Davidsonville DeGray Historic Washington State Park Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Dardanelle Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Parkin Archeological Prairie Grove Battlefield Village Creek [X] Crater of Diamonds [X] Cossatot River [X] Pinnacle Mountain [X] Ozark Folk Center Region Southwest Central North Central Northwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Climbing Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Strenuous Easy Moderate Author Waymon Cox Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Ron Salley Shelley Flanary Date Published June 2020 May 2020 February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 [X] February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 October 2017 [X] September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 [X] August 2016 June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 Springtime Diamond Mining at Crater of Diamonds State Park Feb 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from the Crater of Diamonds State Park! With freezing February temperatures, it’s hard to believe that spring is just over a month away. In the next few weeks, families from across the country will be planning spring break trips, and several will be visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park for a diamond mining adventure. For those who plan to visit the park this... Surprising Uses for Minerals Found at the Crater of Diamonds Sep 2017 ⁄ Waymon Cox Dozens of minerals can be found at Crater of Diamonds State Park, including calcite, mica, and barite. Each one can be used in different ways to make our lives easier. 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. Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Arkansas State Parks Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews While we wait for cooler temperatures to come to The Natural State, here are the top 10 ways to stay cool at Arkansas State Parks during the dog days of summer. 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. 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.