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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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The 50 + miles on the scenic highway was worth the trip alone. Don't miss the Lodge. Please stay there; you'll love

The view on the mountain top is a sight to see and relish, The Trails are beautiful. The whole... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cg B
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Plano
We love camping here!

This park is on the top of Rich Mountain & we love the drive up to it. The 20th annual butterfly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rich M
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Glen Rose, AR
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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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“mountain top” (5 reviews)
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3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
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Reviewed yesterday

The view on the mountain top is a sight to see and relish, The Trails are beautiful. The whole area is so quite. go in Oct?nov and see tree color change. It snowed while we were driving and it was beautiful

Thank Cg B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is on the top of Rich Mountain & we love the drive up to it. The 20th annual butterfly count happened to be going on when we were there and it was very interesting and we learned a lot. Spotted many species and...More

Thank Rich M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent the weekend in Mena, Arkansas and visited Queen Wilhelmina State Park. This was his first time to see the park. My favorite time to visit is during the fall to see the beautiful leaves. But the park is beautiful any...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for scenic trail drive. Worth Visiting during fall. beautiful place to stay in wilhelmina lodge.

Thank karsomaditya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went through the park on the way up to the lodge. There were many breathtaking views where you could stop and admire the views and take pictures. Well worth the drive.

Thank rayt739
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! Nice room, very comfortable beds, great views from room and lodge porches. Enjoyed visiting with other guests. I would definitely recommend staying here if looking for complete relaxation. We were there mid-week - may be more crowded on weekends. Sunset was beautiful.

Thank betsyanded
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family, spread across 5 states, gathers once a year to visit. QWSP had a great lodge, very nice camper hook-ups, and plenty of room and hikes to keep everyone entertained.

Thank drew99137
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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....More

Thank Stephanie G
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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...More

1  Thank TheSlaton6
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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....More

1  Thank marshallandroxy
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tkspindle
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
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Margo R
May 23, 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.
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