Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Conway Cemetery Ozark Folk Center Pinnacle Mountain Region Central Southwest North Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta Article: Park Activity Diamond Digging Watchable Wildlife Backpacking Boating / Marinas Climbing Fishing Geocaching Hang Gliding Hiking Horseback Riding Kayaking / Canoeing Lake Tours Motorcycling Mountain Biking River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Article: Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Wilderness Article: Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Kelly Farrell Leita Spears Date Published 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 [X] October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 [X] May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 [X] December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 Josh Jeffers Named Superintendent of Pinnacle Mountain State Park Oct 01, 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Josh Jeffers has Arkansas State Parks in the fiber of his being. The new Pinnacle Mountain State Park superintendent says having a passion for this kind of work comes naturally to him. Fun Fall Events Oct 01, 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued Arkansas State Parks has several fun fall events and programs. Check out some of our park interpreters’ suggestions they sent in and make your plans to come visit. Caring for Conway Cemetery State Park May 01, 2017 ⁄ Leita Spears Cleaning gravestones is an important part of caring for the cemetery, and requires training to make sure it is done correctly. Save Save Save Save Save Arkansas State Parks Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 May 01, 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews “Kids to Parks Day” is a nation-wide call for children to experience natural and heart-healthy activities at state parks. Video: Field Trip Grant Program May 01, 2017 ⁄ Meg Matthews Arkansas State Parks Field Trip Grant Program allows schools the opportunity to have students visit state parks during the school year. Teen Finds 7.44-Carat Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park May 01, 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued An Arkansas teen found a 7.44-carat diamond at Crater of Diamond State Park after only searching for 30 minutes. It is the 7th-largest diamond found at the parks since 1972. What is a Park Interpreter? May 01, 2017 ⁄ Kelly Farrell On top of being guides and stewards of the parks, Park Interpreters identify plants and wildlife. They are biologists, geologists, botanists, historians, educators, and recreation specialists. 1.73-Carat Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park Dec 01, 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... Ozark Holidays Craft Show at Ozark Folk Center State Park Dec 01, 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 G... Green Friday is Time to #OptOutside Dec 01, 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.