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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Originally we wanted to tent camp on Friday the 13th at the walk in site, but the weather got a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephanie G
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Bullard, Texas, United States
Great Camping Stay

We camped at Queen Wilhemina in early June. It was almost hitting 100 already in Texas, so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheSlaton6
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Tyler, Texas
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Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking panoramic scenery atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Queen Wilhelmina is one of the state park system's eight mountain state parks. Queen Wilhelmina State Park's Lodge is one of the four hotel-like lodges in the Arkansas state park system. The others are historic Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge near Arkadelphia, and The Lodge at Mount Magazine in Mount Magazine State Park near Paris. In addition to the lodge, the 460-acre park includes a campground with 41 campsites and a bathhouse; picnic areas; trails; and a seasonal miniature train and mini-golf course. Park interpretive programs highlight Rich Mountain’s fauna and unique flora. The park is on Ark. 88 (Talimena National Scenic Byway) 13 miles west of Mena. [For an alternate route from Mena or during inclement weather, go six miles north on U.S. 71, then travel nine miles west on U.S. 270, then go two miles south up Ark. 272.]
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“small train” (7 reviews)
“mountain top” (5 reviews)
“photo opts” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
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+1 800-264-2477
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"small train"
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"an extended stay"
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"great hiking trails"
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"motorcycle ride"
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"fall color"
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"small visitor center"
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"queen wilhelmina"
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"beautiful drive"
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"steam locomotive"
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"putt putt golf"
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"nice campground"
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"awesome views"
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"mini train"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Originally we wanted to tent camp on Friday the 13th at the walk in site, but the weather got a little rough so we stayed at the Lodge. The kids loved getting some spooky pics. Clean room, friendly staff, and the restaurant has great pizza....More

Thank Stephanie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at Queen Wilhemina in early June. It was almost hitting 100 already in Texas, so we wanted to head to the mountains. The camping spots were well taken care of, and very level, so it was easy setting up the camper. We're used...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and daughter visited here for the weekend recently. Not much to do but enjoy nature but that's why we came. Hotel was clean, and well maintained , staff was friendly. Only disadvantage is that it's about 20 mins into town for any food....More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Very nice campground , beautiful scenery , Disappointed the train wasn't running they said it is not running this season ( 2018). We ate at the Lodge nothing great and the employees need to be informed how to help a customer with food allergies the...More

Thank geo1857
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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your camping stay with us but sorry to hear of your disappointments. We strive for excellence in all that we do and we will work hard to better train our staff in the area of food...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

It was nice and quiet park and oh those views. I see why they recommend you come see it during a;; four seasons.

Thank TinTexas
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Yea for Arkansas and this beautiful and well constructed state park. Wilhelmina has preserved nature and culture and history for generations to come. The lodge is so functional and beautiful at the same time. Take advantage of the many ranger programs offered

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited in the spring— temps were very chilly in the morning and evening but just right mid day. We hiked all the trails around the lodge and poked around the Wonder House but it was open for toys...it’s called the Wonder House because you...More

Thank mcfiddle
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Go for the view, not the food. The buffet is from cans, and the meat choices are limited. The cost is very high for what you get. Eat somewhere else and then walk the trails.

Thank rafurr
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We stayed in early December for a break from the routine and had a very nice time of it all. In the lounge I sat by the fire and read for a long time in the quiet company of other guests doing much the same....More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful drive. Worth taking it slow and stopping at ever vista. A lot of history and scenery to take in.

1  Thank Oscar O
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tkspindle
May 21, 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
The wildlife refuge area that was near the little train has moved. In 2009, Tommy Young opened a new facility, the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center he is located at the bottom of Rich Mountain near Mena, Arkansas... More
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Margo R
May 23, 2015|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
The train runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday noon-6 pm and closed on Mondays.
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