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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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A Great Place To Spend a Few Days With Nature

My wife and I spent three days in the park. We dropped by the small visitor center on the way up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monroe, Louisiana
A great place to ride and enjoy life

Whether you want to visit the historic Lodge, ride the train, play Miniature Golf or just camp... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
William S
Wylie, Texas, United States
via mobile
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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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3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent three days in the park. We dropped by the small visitor center on the way up the mountain and talked with the ranger. We stopped at the various overlooks and experienced scenery and nature at its finest. We checked into...More

Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Whether you want to visit the historic Lodge, ride the train, play Miniature Golf or just camp. The Park offers a lot of things to do if you have the time or want to make the time to enjoy yourself. There's an ice cream concession...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the old Lodge several times and loved it. This is the first trip after rebuilding. Still love it. Seems service has improved. Food is better and food service is better. Great place to relax!

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The lodge seems pretty popular with bikers, but we went for the hiking. They have one hike-in camp site there, and it's a 1/3 mile hike from the parking lot. The campground was well maintained, and is secluded from everything else there. We really enjoyed...More

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views, great lodge and several different trails and activities. It is amazing to see the beauty of God's creation from the top of the mountain. We hiked the the Lovers Leap trail. Wonderful view from the platform on the trail. Several other trails are...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Queen Wilhelmina State Park is a beautiful park with lots of trees, wildflowers, beautiful hawks, hills, valleys and winding roads. Great for motorcycles.

Thank LindaSPage
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

K treated me to a day spent at Queen Wilhelmina state park. The day was great and the view was fantastic. We ate at the lodge's restaurant and the food was delicious but the service was horrible. Our waitress passed us by 5 times and...More

Thank Anazeteo
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were in the area and wanted something to fill 1/2 of our day. We decided to take a trip to the State Park and thoroughly enjoyed all of the views!

Thank mitravelingteacher
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great photo opps and surprisingly not crowded. Lots of bluffs and pull overs. It looks the same after awhile

Thank KrislynJohn
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We try to visit the lodge at least once a year. The rooms are very spacious and nice as well as the lobby area. There are many places to sit inside and outside. There are lots of walking trails and things to do outside by...More

Thank Maggie and Carl M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the wildlife refuge still there by the little train? Years ago the gentleman had beavers, eagles, and a bear, where he nurtured wounded animals.
21 May 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
Margo R
Do you still have train rides available now?
23 May 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.