Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Davidsonville Lake Catherine Moro Bay Region Lower Delta North Central Central Northwest [X] Southwest [X] Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Monika Rued Paul Butler Tara Gillanders Waymon Cox Date Published June 2020 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 [X] September 2017 June 2017 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 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. Birding in Arkansas State Parks Sep 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 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. 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.