Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Moro Bay Conway Cemetery Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Lake Fort Smith Wooly Hollow Region Southwest Central Lower Delta Northwest Upper Delta North Central Park Activity Diamond Digging Fishing Watchable Wildlife Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Kelly Farrell Leita Spears Paul Butler Robin Gabe Date Published June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 [X] 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 [X] May 2017 February 2017 [X] January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 Summer in Full Swing at the Crater of Diamonds May 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! This past Memorial Day Weekend marked the beginning of summer hours and activities at the Crater of Diamonds. From now through August 10, the park’s diamond search area will open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Visitor Center and Diamond Discovery Center will remain open an extra hour each day, so that guests can have their... A Successful Four Months of Diamond Finds May 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! So far, 2019 has been a productive year for finding diamonds in Arkansas. By the end of April, our park staff had registered 177 diamonds, compared to 139 diamonds during the same four months last year. Visitors from Arkansas found 36 diamonds, while travelers from 25 other states and three foreign countries registered 141... Caring for Conway Cemetery State Park May 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 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 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 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 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. Couple ‘Catches’ 15 Pound Fish Without Pole Jan 2017 ⁄ Paul Butler One Arkansas couple rented a boat to explore the Ouachita Lake and Raymond Lake. To their surprise, a large fish jumped into their boat at Moro Bay State Park. 5 State Parks Off the Beaten Path Jan 2017 ⁄ Robin Gabe Whether you’re looking to hike a trail, journey through history, muddy up your mountain bike, or just get away for the weekend, there is an Arkansas State Park waiting for you. Winter To Do List Jan 2017 ⁄ Monika Rued If you’re looking for ways to come out of hibernation this winter, we have plenty of fun things to do. Here are 10 ideas we rounded up from our Arkansas State Parks team.