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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Nice Small Park with View, but Careful of Weather!

I have been here numerous times over the last 20 years, normally in association with some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coppell, Texas
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Excellent views

Scenic drive from Mena. Many hiking trails, camping and picnic options, playground. The resort has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here numerous times over the last 20 years, normally in association with some backpacking trips. The park sits right on the Ouachita Trail on the top of Rich Mountain, which is why I usually have ended up here. If it is a...More

Thank txbenton4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic drive from Mena. Many hiking trails, camping and picnic options, playground. The resort has been remodeled, good stop for a meal. Many scenic overlooks for photo opts.

Thank susangsays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the fall color and the mountain views. The Talimena Drive is most enjoyable. Beautiful country, peaceful and quiet.

Thank Oklatraveler317
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A drive through here is well worth your time as it is a beautiful place; especially in the Fall. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

Thank Kim_OK
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Once we were down near the bottom of the mountains the fog cleared and we could see ok it was a great relief as I was concerned about the idiots who were actually passing cars when you could not see very far in front of...More

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I am glad visibility improved on your way down. Queen Wilhelmina is a spectacular mountaintop setting. Because of its elevation, clouds and fog sometimes surround the park. We can never predict if the clouds will pass through or linger, we...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We did not stay in the park lodge, but did use several of their trails. Very well maintained and rated appropriately.

Thank Daniela R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On a bike ride, we made it as far as the lodge before we had to head back home. Compared to other lodges in the state (Mt. Magazine, Petit Jean) it seemed kind of plain - I guess going for a modern look? The view...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful area in Mena Arkansas . We stayed at the Lodge which is so nice and clean and the staff is amazing!! The views are amazing

Thank elksss243100
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This park has beautiful scenery and facilities. It is the highest state park in Arkansas. It has a new, nice lodge (motel) and a very good restaurant. Plenty of parking. It also has a miniature train the kids love, trails, and a nice playground.

Thank slocumdave
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great place to visit in the fall as the colors are magnificent on the drive up.When you reach the top you can see the curve of the earth or so it seems. The lodge is new and the restaurant has a great view while you...More

Thank Fred H F
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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
24 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.