Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Devil's Den Cossatot River Crowley's Ridge Mississippi River Mount Magazine Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Toltec Mounds [X] Crater of Diamonds [X] Lake Fort Smith Region Central Southwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Robin Gabe Waymon Cox Date Published September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 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 January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 June 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 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 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. Going Prehistoric! Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Come and see the archaeological wonders of the Toltec Mounds where you can experience these actual events and see our own piece of prehistory. Petit Jean State Park: A Place Where You Can Go Home Again Mar 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 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. Artifact Tales Mar 2016 ⁄ Robin Gabe Artifacts amaze me. It is a simple statement but every word is true. In certain cases, they are the only link that we have to past cultures. This is true at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. The American Indians that lived here are called the Plum Bayou Culture and they left clues to their way of life in the form of artifacts. They lived at this site around 1,200... The Timelessness of Petit Jean State Park Mar 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. Hard Work and Sweat Mar 2016 ⁄ Robin Gabe Imagine a group of Indians sitting quietly under the shade of a tree, wiping sweat from their brow and calculating how many more trips they must make with their baskets to complete their newest mound. 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.