Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Northwest Southwest Central Lower Delta North Central Upper Delta Park Activity Diamond Digging Hiking Mountain Biking Backpacking Boating / Marinas Climbing Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Mountain Biking Wilderness Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Trail Difficulty Moderate Strenuous [X] Easy Author Monika Rued Matt Manos Meg Matthews Date Published November 2019 May 2018 [X] December 2016 [X] November 2016 April 2016 March 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... 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.