Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Petit Jean Devil's Den Toltec Mounds Cossatot River Historic Washington State Park Lake Chicot Mississippi River Mount Magazine Ozark Folk Center Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain [X] Crater of Diamonds [X] Crowley's Ridge [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Village Creek Region Southwest Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Author Waymon Cox Arkansas State Parks Staff Mary Buchman Meg Matthews Tara Gillanders Date Published June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 [X] December 2018 May 2018 [X] September 2017 June 2017 May 2017 [X] February 2017 January 2017 [X] December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 Take a First Day Hike at the Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 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 First Day Hikes initiative. 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. Crowley’s Ridge State Park: A High-Tech Marvel Built by the CCC Feb 2017 ⁄ Mary Buchman Crowley’s Ridge State Park was first constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and included is still a beautiful and historic site you can visit. 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only public diamond mine in the world. If a visitor finds a diamond its their's to keep. Recently, two guests who go to Crater of Diamonds on a regular basis found the third-largest diamond at the park in 2016. The diamond is a 1.73-carat white gemstone. The new owners of this diamond say they haven't yet decided what they will do with... 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. 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.