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New Development in Rails to Trails Initiative

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Construction of Delta Heritage Trail terminus trailhead begins   Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Little Rock, AR) August 1, 2017 Construction of a new trailhead facility for the southern terminus of the Delta Heritage Trail (DHT) in Arkansas City kicks off tomorrow. This innovative project is being developed under the national "rails to tra[...]

Try a Duathlon at Lake Ouachita State Park!

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Cadd[...]

Head Outdoors this August to the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism August is a great time to get out and enjoy the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta, especially from the water. Join the staff at Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas for a Black River Ramble on Aug. 12. Explore the importance of rivers as you float along th[...]

2.65-Carat Diamond Found at Arkansas State Park

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Gem found on surface in less than 10 minutes Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Murfreesboro, AR) – Victoria Brodski visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park for a special birthday celebration. The 25-year-old had known about the unique park for years and finally decided to visit after hearing about a 7.44-carat diamond found in March. Brods[...]

Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and[...]