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 Logoly 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 Boating / Marinas Fishing Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Swimming Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued 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 [X] June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 [X] June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 [X] August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 Unique Arkansas State Parks Stays Jun 2018 You know you’re in for a unique experience when you visit Arkansas State Parks, so why not stay in a way that’s unique, too? Logoly State Park Awarded Gold LEED Certification Jun 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Logoly State Park is dedicated to environmental education and the new visitor center has officially received its Gold LEED Certification, recognized in excellence as a green building. Arkansas State Parks Wins Top Law Enforcement Honor Jun 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks law enforcement has been singled out as one of the finest of its kind in the country. The President’s Award exemplifies excellence in all aspects of park law enforcement. Crater Diamond Find: 2.78-Carat Way Out Yonder Diamond Jun 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued A couple spotted a large brown gem at Crater Diamonds State Park that turned out to be a 2.78-carat diamond. 2.65-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Jun 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued A 25 year old woman thought she had only picked up a piece of glass at Crater of Diamonds State park, but in reality, she found out she had discovered a 2.65-carat brown diamond. 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.