Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Central North Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta [X] Southwest 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 Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Grady Spann Kelly Farrell Date Published September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 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 [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 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. 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 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 the third-largest diamond at the park in 2016. The diamond is a 1.73-carat white gemstone. The new owners of this diamond say they haven't yet decided what they will do with... Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 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 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.