We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth the Visit”

Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Mena
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.]
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 4 weeks 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. We toured the wonder house, park ranger Melissa was awesome.

Thank Stephanie G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (200)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"small train"
in 7 reviews
"mountain top"
in 5 reviews
"photo opts"
in 2 reviews
"an extended stay"
in 2 reviews
"hook ups"
in 2 reviews
"great hiking trails"
in 4 reviews
"motorcycle ride"
in 3 reviews
"fall color"
in 3 reviews
"small visitor center"
in 2 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 5 reviews
"queen wilhelmina"
in 8 reviews
"steam locomotive"
in 2 reviews
"putt putt golf"
in 2 reviews
"camping spots"
in 2 reviews
"nice campground"
in 2 reviews
"awesome views"
in 2 reviews
"mini train"
in 3 reviews

8 - 12 of 200 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 to a little more room between sites, but wound up right next to another camping couple. They were nice, but it was a little awkward. That's the only reason I don't give it 5 stars.

The trails were great, and the views were beautiful. Plus, the temps never reached 90!

The Lodge public areas were very nice. We will definitely return to QWSP!

1  Thank TheSlaton6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 20, 2018

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. Food here is very bland buffet obviously targeted for old folks - which in fairness, is a lot of their guests. Would definitely come stay here again.

1  Thank marshallandroxy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 lady tried but . when ask about spices in the meat and I told her I can't have any she brought me a sample to try & said here try it I asked again any spices
she replied well yes garlic . to me garlic is a spice just ended up getting plain meat . which was ok All in all a very nice place to hike & camp

Thank geo1857
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 allergies. We hope to see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Queen Wilhelmina State Park also viewed


Been to Queen Wilhelmina State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing