Country Blues & BBQ at Ozark Folk Center State Park

Two-day festival is June 17 & 18 (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark.) – Ozark Folk Center State Park’s newest festival Country Blues & BBQ is Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, in scenic Mountain View. The two-day event celebrates the blues of the Mississippi Delta and beyond and will feature GRAMMY Award-winning music at the park’s […]

Mississippi River State Park Storm Creek Lake Campground Open House

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Mississippi River State Park will hold an open house on Tuesday, June 7, at the newly renovated Storm Creek Lake Campground. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the new camper cabins and campground. Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst, Arkansas State Parks Deputy Director Jeff King, Mississippi […]

Cowboy Music & Arts Festival at Ozark Folk Center State Park

Two-day festival is May 20-21 (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark.) – Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Cowboy Music & Arts Festival is Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, in scenic Mountain View.  The two-day event celebrates the songs and stories of the American Cowboy and will feature GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, family-friendly entertainment, art, live music in […]

Visitor finds 2.38-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Largest diamond found in 2022  (MURFREESBORO, Ark.) — A regular visitor found a 2.38-carat brown diamond on April 10 at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. It is the largest diamond found at the park this year. After more than a decade of searching and hundreds of diamond finds at the park, Adam Hardin found […]

May 5 open house to discuss proposed Mena trails project

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – A community open house is scheduled in Mena from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. The open house, hosted by Arkansas State Parks, the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation, and the City of Mena, will be held at the Historic DeQueen Street Armory at 601 DeQueen Street in Mena. […]

Controlled burns at Pinnacle Mountain State Park begin Thursday

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Trees, tree trimmings and brush will be burned at Pinnacle Mountain State Park as early as Thursday and continuing through next week, depending on weather conditions. The trimming has occurred as part of the construction of a new visitor center, and the burning will be conducted by CDI, the contractor overseeing […]

Celebrate 50 years with Crater of Diamonds State Park

(MURFREESBORO, Ark.) – This month, guests at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park are invited to celebrate the park’s golden anniversary on April 22 and 23. At 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22, retired Executive Director of Parks and Tourism Richard Davies and retired Park Superintendent Jim Cannon will speak on the early days of […]

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