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 Ozark Folk Center Prairie Grove Battlefield Region Central Northwest North Central Lower Delta Upper Delta [X] Southwest Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Mountain Biking Boating / Marinas Climbing Fishing Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Road Cycling Swimming Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Meg Matthews Grady Spann Jason Parrie Kelly Farrell Maggie Howard Megan Ayres Monika Rued Date Published November 2019 October 2019 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 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 [X] September 2016 [X] August 2016 June 2016 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. Awaken Your Nocturnal Nature Sep 01, 2016 ⁄ Megan Ayres Many of your state parks offer evening programs that engage you with the world around you at night. Whether you're camping, hiking, stargazing, or or an owl prowl. Rocks, Roots and Whoop de Dos! Sep 01, 2016 ⁄ Grady Spann Bicycle tourism has hit Arkansas like a tornado, getting everyone’s attention, as well as requiring a lot of attention. Wishes Come True at Crater of Diamonds State Park Sep 01, 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews A young Canadian pre-teen came to Crater of Diamonds thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation after a bad prognosis. But after spending time in the state park, he found a 15 pt diamond. Bird Nerds Part of Flock for Life Sep 01, 2016 ⁄ Maggie Howard Birding is a weird and wonderful hobby to get into. You start out with an old beat up bird guide and a cheap pair of binoculars, figuring you would just give it a shot. Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Arkansas State Parks Aug 01, 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 01, 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 01, 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.