Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Jacksonport Lake Catherine Lake Charles Lake Frierson Moro Bay Pinnacle Mountain White Oak Lake Withrow Springs Region Southwest Northwest Central Upper Delta Lower Delta North Central Park Activity Hiking Climbing Diamond Digging Fishing Geocaching Kayaking / Canoeing Mountain Biking Watchable Wildlife Backpacking Motorcycling Swimming Boating / Marinas Hang Gliding Horseback Riding Lake Tours River Running Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Trail Type Day Hikes Backpacking Barrier Free (ADA) Mountain Biking Horseback Riding Kayaking/Water Trails Wilderness ATV Trail Difficulty Moderate Strenuous [X] Easy Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Monika Rued Matt Manos Date Published November 2019 May 2018 December 2016 November 2016 April 2016 March 2016 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. Six Hidden Gems of Arkansas State Parks May 2018 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Arkansas is lush with State Parks that people travel from all over to discover. But check out this list of parks that fly under the radar with hidden beauties and a secluded environment. 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. An Adventure in Spring Apr 2016 The spring birds are back and filling up the air with their songs. The winter bleakness is behind us. The warm air hits my face as I hike on one of our trails here at Lake Catherine State Park. Pinnacle Mountain State Park Rocks! Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Tucked away in central Arkansas, Pinnacle Mountain is one of the most accessible state parks for hiking, backpacking, climbing, camping, and biking.