Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Region Central Lower Delta North Central Upper Delta [X] Southwest [X] Northwest Park Activity Diamond Digging Backpacking Climbing Fishing Geocaching Hiking Kayaking / Canoeing Motorcycling Mountain Biking Trail Type ATV Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Day Hikes Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Mountain Biking Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Meg Matthews Kelly Farrell Monika Rued Waymon Cox Date Published July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 December 2019 [X] 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 May 2018 March 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 [X] May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 Diamond Searching by Specific Gravity Nov 2019 ⁄ Waymon Cox Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! When digging dirt to sift for diamonds at the park, finding certain other minerals can make your search more productive. Look for locations where running water has carved a path through the plowed dirt of the diamond search area. As water from runoff and other sources wash through the field, it picks up heavier materials and... Opt Outside for Green Friday Nov 2019 ⁄ Meg Matthews Green Friday is an antidote to Black Friday where programs will be offered at many Arkansas State Parks on the day after Thanksgiving each year. 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. 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.