Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Mount Magazine Region Central North Central Upper Delta Lower Delta [X] Southwest [X] Northwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Date Published September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 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 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 [X] September 2017 [X] July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 [X] October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 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. Mount Magazine Reworks Amphitheater Jul 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews There’s something special about an amphitheater experience — the expansive sky, premium acoustics, the energy in the air. It’s no wonder amphitheater events create unforgettable memories. Visitor Finds 2.03-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Oct 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued It took less than an hour for a family to discover a 2.03-carat white diamond on the side of a plowed furrow at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. Fall Color in Your Arkansas State Parks Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Check out our fall events and fall foliage reporting so you can see which areas are showing the most color in Arkansas.