Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds DeGray Region Central Upper Delta Lower Delta North Central Northwest [X] Southwest Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Date Published August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 [X] May 2018 April 2018 February 2018 November 2017 October 2017 [X] September 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 The Best of DeGray State Park May 01, 2018 If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway in Arkansas, consider this: DeGray Lake Resort State Park near Bismarck is Arkansas’s only resort state park. Surprising Uses for Minerals Found at the Crater of Diamonds Sep 01, 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 01, 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 01, 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. Visitor Finds 2.03-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park Oct 01, 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 01, 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.