Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Cossatot River Region Northwest Central Upper Delta Lower Delta North Central [X] Southwest Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Day Hikes Wilderness Article: Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Waymon Cox Meg Matthews Matt Manos Monika Rued Shelley Flanary Date Published November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 [X] December 2018 November 2018 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 [X] September 2017 June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 [X] November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 Arkansas State Parks Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Dec 01, 2018 ⁄ Meg Matthews Make a healthy New Year’s resolution by kicking off 2019 with an invigorating First Day Hike at an Arkansas state park near you. Take a First Day Hike at the Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 01, 2018 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from the Crater of Diamonds! This New Year’s Day, make a resolution for a healthier 2019 with a morning guided hike around the park’s Little Missouri River Trail, as part of the nationwide F... Surprising Uses for Minerals Found at the Crater of Diamonds Sep 01, 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. Birding in Arkansas State Parks Sep 01, 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas has some of the finest bird watching. Many of our parks have bird watching checklists, and park interpreters who are avid birders and can guide you to view many of the birds in Arkansas. Great Arkansas Cleanup Sep 01, 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued Each fall, Arkansans improve their communities by volunteering in the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission’s (KAB) annual litter pickup and community cleanup event. 5 Fall Hiking Tips Nov 01, 2016 ⁄ Matt Manos It is hiking season in Arkansas and that brings some unique and beautiful opportunities. The leaves are changing, along with the temperatures. These cooler days can make for some great fall hiking. Crater of Diamonds State Park: A wonderful and crazy place Mar 01, 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. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 01, 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.