Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Bull Shoals - White River Cossatot River Davidsonville DeGray Historic Washington State Park Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Dardanelle Mount Magazine Ozark Folk Center Pinnacle Mountain Prairie Grove Battlefield Region Southwest Central Northwest North Central Lower Delta Upper Delta Park Activity Climbing Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Boating / Marinas Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Swimming Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Jason Parrie Ron Salley Date Published August 2020 July 2020 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 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 [X] September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 [X] August 2016 July 2016 [X] June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 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. Is Pinnacle Mountain a Volcano? Aug 2016 ⁄ Ron Salley Pinnacle Mountain stands about 1,000 feet above sea level, is on the extreme eastern edge of the Ouachita Mountain range, and sits where three rivers converge. Video Blog: Chalk Up Buttercup, We’re Climbing at Mount Magazine Aug 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Thinking about taking the "Pepsi Challenge and climbing 75 feet up Pinnacle Mountain? Check out our blog post for what you might expect, and pick up a few tips. Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Arkansas State Parks Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews While we wait for cooler temperatures to come to The Natural State, here are the top 10 ways to stay cool at Arkansas State Parks during the dog days of summer. Arkansas State Parks Celebrate S’mores Day Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Today, take advantage of National S’more Day at an Arkansas State Park to enjoy this ooey, gooey campfire treat just like when you were a kid. Handling the Heat Aug 2016 ⁄ Jason Parrie Arkansas State Parks wants to remind folks that one can safely enjoy the outdoors even during the heat of the summer. Check our our tips and precautions for the hot weather. What is a Diamond Worth? Jun 2016 ⁄ Waymon Cox Find out how we grade and appraise of the diamonds found at the Arkansas State Park, the different types of diamonds and how often our visitors discover diamonds they can take home.