Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Devil's Den Crater of Diamonds Ozark Folk Center Region Northwest North Central Southwest Central Lower Delta Upper Delta Park Activity Mountain Biking Diamond Digging Hiking Watchable Wildlife Backpacking Boating / Marinas Climbing Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Mountain Biking Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Wilderness Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Monika Rued Meg Matthews Matt Manos Mystina Swaim Date Published 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 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 [X] December 2016 [X] November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only public diamond mine in the world. If a visitor finds a diamond its their's to keep. Recently, two guests who go to Crater of Diamonds on a regular basis found the third-largest diamond at the park in 2016. The diamond is a 1.73-carat white gemstone. The new owners of this diamond say they haven't yet decided what they will do with... Ozark Holidays Craft Show at Ozark Folk Center State Park Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued The perfect present for everyone on your list is at the Ozark Folk Center. Here you can find locally-made heirloom quality gifts for reasonable prices. One of a kind items will surprise even the the Grinch that Stole Christmas in your group. No need to fight the crowds at the malls, the OFC provides a serene shopping experience without the stress. #ozark-folk-center... Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Nov. 25 is Green Friday, an alternative to the crowds by choosing to #OptOutside and get outdoors. Arkansas State Parks has been offering Green Friday events for over seven years. 5 Fall Hiking Tips Nov 2016 ⁄ Matt Manos It is hiking season in Arkansas and that brings some unique and beautiful opportunities. The leaves are changing, along with the temperatures. These cooler days can make for some great fall hiking. Beyond Mountain Biking in NWA Nov 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Northwest Arkansas has a lot to offer, from our mountain biking trails, excursions, parks, and conventions. Once you're done biking, stop in on one of our craft breweries or local restaurants. The Legacy of the CCC at Devil’s Den State Park Nov 2016 ⁄ Mystina Swaim If you visit Devil’s Den State Park and take a guided hike or self-guided hike of the CCC Interpretive Trail, it's like turning back time and experience the same park from the 1930's. Video Blog: Mountain Biking…Squirrel! Nov 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews The popularity of mountain biking has exploded in Arkansas. With mild fall temperatures and beautiful autumn color, now is the time to get on your bike and ride. A Sacred Place – The Fossil Flats Mountain Bike Trail Nov 2016 Fossil Flats is a six mile trail tucked away in Devil's Den State Park that is home to the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championships and Ozark Mountain Bike Festival. Arkansas State Park IMBA World Summit Bookend Rides Nov 2016 ⁄ Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks has been involved in mountain biking since the 1980s and still have a variety of rides, competitions, trails and bike shops.