Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Davidsonville Lake Catherine Moro Bay Region Central Lower Delta North Central Northwest [X] Southwest [X] Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Kelly Farrell Meg Matthews Monika Rued Paul Butler Tara Gillanders Date Published May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 June 2017 [X] May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 May 2016 [X] April 2016 March 2016 Arkansas State Parks Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 May 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews “Kids to Parks Day” is a nation-wide call for children to experience natural and heart-healthy activities at state parks. Teen Finds 7.44-Carat Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park May 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued An Arkansas teen found a 7.44-carat diamond at Crater of Diamond State Park after only searching for 30 minutes. It is the 7th-largest diamond found at the parks since 1972. What is a Park Interpreter? May 2017 ⁄ Kelly Farrell On top of being guides and stewards of the parks, Park Interpreters identify plants and wildlife. They are biologists, geologists, botanists, historians, educators, and recreation specialists. Babysitting a Beaver Apr 2016 ⁄ Paul Butler Your Arkansas State Parks are set aside, protected, and determined in their mission to provide you with outdoor experiences that can enhance the quality of your life. It’s School Group Season! Apr 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Most of our parks have programs specifically designed for school groups that are aligned with the Arkansas K-12 and can accommodate School Groups throughout the year. Hidden Treasures Apr 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Created in 1815, Davidsonville was Arkansas’s first planned town but by 1830, the town was no more. Today, nothing above ground remains of the town, but that doesn't mean there's nothing here... An Adventure in Spring Apr 2016 The spring birds are back and filling up the air with their songs. The winter bleakness is behind us. The warm air hits my face as I hike on one of our trails here at Lake Catherine State Park.