Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Central North Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta [X] Southwest Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Backpacking Boating / Marinas Climbing Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Hiking Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Mountain Biking River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Article: Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Grady Spann Kelly Farrell Date Published August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 June 2017 [X] May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 [X] December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 [X] May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 Arkansas State Parks Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 May 01, 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 01, 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 01, 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. 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 01, 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... Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 01, 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Nov. 25 is Green Friday, an alternative to the crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Arkansas State Parks has been offering Green Friday events for over seven years. The Faces of Arkansas State Parks May 01, 2016 ⁄ Grady Spann Hundreds of programs, events, and activities are scheduled across the park system to make your visit memorable while expanding your knowledge of what makes Arkansas so special.