Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Crowley's Ridge Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Mount Magazine Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Cossatot River [X] Crater of Diamonds Region Southwest Central Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Shelley Flanary Waymon Cox Date Published February 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 01, 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. 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. The Timelessness of Petit Jean State Park Mar 01, 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. 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. Petit Jean State Park: A Place Where You Can Go Home Again Mar 01, 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 01, 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.