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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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12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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A Meal with a View! We had Sunday noon meal, and it was delicious!

We loved the newly rebuilt Queen Wilhelmina Inn, and the setting and views are spectacular. Beautiful, hilly drive up to the Inn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

We loved the newly rebuilt Queen Wilhelmina Inn, and the setting and views are spectacular. Beautiful, hilly drive up to the Inn.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We went again to the Wilhelmina State Park Lodge Restaurant. The steam-table food from institutional tins was no different than the last time. And yes, the same waitress wiped seats and table tops with the same damp cloth. That is really unhygienic. Baby diapers sit on those seats!! Avoid the bread pudding. It's awful. Other food is typical steam-table over-fried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A drive or stay during the Fall to Queen Wilhelmina State Park is worth the drive for the amazing view and the peaceful atmosphere. When the leave change and are at their peak you know that their is no place that you would rather be. Camp, stay at a hotel or just for the day it is totally awesome.

ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this review

The team at Queen Wilhelmina State Park are pleased that you had such a nice experience visiting the park. We enjoy hearing that we are a relaxation destination. We would like to clear up a misunderstanding about the renovation; the lodge did not burn down we were in fact closed for a large renovation project. Thank you for the nice... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I went to this place to view the mountains of Arkansas and I have to say it was breath taking. The place had burnt down and was recently reopened for business. The view from the lodge is wonderful with a gazillion hummingbirds feeding on the feeders outside. We stayed in our RV at a very nice site not far from... More 

Rogers, Arkansas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The state park is nice, the drive up Rich Mountain is nice with great pullout views along the way to the lodge at the top. Once at the park and lodge, the views are really good and there is a neat old train to photograph and look at, plus a small "touring" train that takes visitors around the top edge... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The park is clean, well-equipped for entertaining a family (little train, mini golf), and I bet the camping would be fun too. We visited the lodge, which just reopened in March. It's a beautiful facility, with a full restaurant, and gorgeous views from all sides. We had a great lunch and rest while motorcycling on the Talimena Scenic Byway, and... More 

Claremore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The remodeled restaurant is nice. The buffet was good but a bit over priced. The chicken was moist and the catfish flavorful. It was a nice change from the usual places in Mena. The view was spectacular!

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This recently remodeled historic lodge has kept its charm in the redesign. Accommodations were excellent. Food in the restaurant is excellent although service is a bit slow. Beautiful areas to sit and relax and enjoy the view. Rockers outside looking out across the area below our mountain and catching a cool evening breeze was such a relief from the summer... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Queen Wilhelmina State Park is a great place to visit in Western Arkansas. It lies atop Rich Mountain, which is a very high ridge, running northwest from the town of Mena, Arkansas, and then west into Oklahoma. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is just a few miles east of the Oklahoma Arkansas state line. It's at an elevation of over 2000... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wilhelmina is a very peaceful place, my wife and I spent some time seeing what was there for the next time we visit. We would like to have a few day here just to relax.


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