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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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Address: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR 71953
Phone Number: +1 800-264-2477
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking...

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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After a beautiful scenic trip through the Winding Stair Mountains we came to the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. Perched high up on the mountain top this lodge has stunning views and many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denise L
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a beautiful scenic trip through the Winding Stair Mountains we came to the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. Perched high up on the mountain top this lodge has stunning views and many walking trails. It was cold and the mountains were capped with snow on our visit so we sat inside the large common room where a beautiful rock fireplace kept... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atop the second highest mountain in Arkansas, this state park affords a stunning view and plaques inform of little imagined history about 19th century connections across the Atlantic ocean and the countryside my parents moved to in the mid-1980s. Around Thanksgiving, delicate traceries of ice often form on roadside leaves which curl away from the green beneath. In the Lodge,... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the park on a cool and windy day, but still enjoyed the visit. The lodge is nice, only visited gift shop and looked around in the lobby. Had a nice fire in the fireplace. Asked some questions and employees were very helpful and friendly. Great views from the top of the mountain and several very interesting trails... More 

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Thank Bill B
Mena, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We always said we would visit there someday and we did, Its a small shop at the ft. of Rich Mt. DogWood Paradise specializing in wedding setups, custom made jewelry and bike rentals, It now contribute of things to do in Mena. Stop by and see . Many do not know of the small country store down 2.5 miles down... More 

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Thank Carol E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Scenic views from the top of Rich Mountain! Popular park destination in Arkansas to enjoy year round...all four seasons! The recently reopened lodge is a great place for rest and relaxation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times it's always nice to get up and be in the mountain air and sea the world from up here. It's entertaining and very family friendly and good for your budget. No complaints

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Thank Clint C
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Stayed at the lodge for a weekend trip. Caught great time to enjoy the park! This time of year not that many people, so crowds no issue. Enjoyed taking a ton of photos all over the park and just sitting an enjoying the views. I loved how peaceful and quiet with only the sound of the wind and birds. Take... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A park on top of Rich Mountain, it is often cloud-covered and windy, but the views are spectacular. In summer it is noticeably cooler than the land below.

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Thank James O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A great destination and newly renovated lodge. We stay here often on motorcycle trips. Love the view and the accommodations. The staff has always been helpful and nice.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We made a stop here to see the lodge, which is often referred to as a castle because of it's history. The lodge is very nice with rooms and a restaurant. They have a deck outside that overlooks an area similar to a canyon and there was a wedding party out there ready to start the ceremony. It would have... More 

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