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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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This is the lodge on the mountain. The view is excellent. The food is good. The buffet is on the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Vicki B
Mena, Arkansas
Still first rate Hotel

One of these days I's like to visit here without the fog and rain. The rooms are ars fresh and well... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Dan G
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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...more
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3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is the lodge on the mountain. The view is excellent. The food is good. The buffet is on the pricey side but you can order off the menu.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicki B
Reviewed November 12, 2018

One of these days I's like to visit here without the fog and rain. The rooms are ars fresh and well done as when this place reopened a few years back. Friendly efficient front staff. Fun hiking on the Lovers Leap trail even though pretty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan G
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This place is really like they say. A castle in the clouds. Hiking trails and restaurant also available. This is probably the ONLY place worth stopping at in the entire county. Late Oct-Mid Nov is the best time of yr. Book your rooms Jan 1st...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

We are so thankful to hear that you have enjoyed our “Castle in the Clouds” and also our hiking trails and restaurant. We would like to point out that reservations can be made one year in advance, so there is no need to wait until...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular drive on scenic 88. Rewly redone rooms and great view. Comfortable lodge with restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol F
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful fall colors abound. There are a few trails to hike. The lodge is fantastic with a picturesque view of the valley below. The scenic drive that runs through the park has many beautiful vistas.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful park, great views, lots of vista points to stop at and admire the views. Took lovers leaps trail was a good walk through the woods, marked extremely well. The lodge was beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We came in late after driving several hours. There was a ton of fog, could hardly see the winding road and everything on the way up there. Signs are not easy to see in the fog, so be careful with that. We went to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are disappointed that the weather did not cooperate during your visit. Queen Wilhelmina is a spectacular mountaintop setting. Because of its elevation, clouds and fog sometimes shroud the park for extended periods. We are sorry that the campsite was...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

This is an old trek of ours that we make about twice a year, the people are friendly, and the scenery is fantastic.The restaurant is good also, it is a nice state park and we go there often.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is the second time we have stayed in this park. We love it just as much this time as the first time. We are a retired, senior couple with 2 small/medium dogs. We drive a 30 foot RV we explored Mena, drove a scenic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place, and we highly recommend it. The views are incredible, and breathtaking. Just driving up through the mountains we stopped several times!

Date of experience: October 2017
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from Rich M | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed seeing our doggie in the camp area, so yes for the area around the park. Right across the road from the lodge, there is a pet "nuisance" bag pole to pick up after the pet. I would check with the desk to see if... More
May 21, 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