We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
Phone Number: +1 800-264-2477
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.]

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 126 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 70
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
  • 2
  • 2
Beautiful park!

If you go there keep in mind you are a couple thousand feet higher than the surrounding area and the weather can be drastically different. Storms rolled through last night with 50... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 126: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go there keep in mind you are a couple thousand feet higher than the surrounding area and the weather can be drastically different. Storms rolled through last night with 50 mph winds. Campsites are wonderfully clean and maintained. Showers and toilets are modern and clean. Hiking trails in the area and a open air small gauge train circles... More 

Thank Scott B
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice stop on 1st of vistas on Scenic Talimena Hwy. Resturant and hotel might try next time. Hikng trails and like the choo choo on site.

Thank Patricia H
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

RV park is a great place for a weekend or week long get away. Hiking trails, vistas, full hook up for RV or tent sites. The lodge rooms are very nice since the renovation was completed earlier this year.

Thank Shotgundanz
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views! They have lots of spots on the side of the road for picture taking. A storm was rolling in and with the clouds right in the mountains made for some great pics. Definitely worth the drive!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love this park. It's very clean and nice. Very beautiful views, also! My husband and I hiked the Lover's Leap trail. It was great! I highly recommend this place! Would love to go back in the Fall!

Thank Christina C
Bossier City, Louisiana
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the hiking trails, the lodge and the restaurant . There is a small playground, a little train for the kids and a miniature golf course. The views and cool evening breezes were relaxing. Campers and lodge guests seemed relaxed and friendly.

Thank A1996UJlisac
Mena, Arkansas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Camped at Queen Wilhelmina for a few days at Thanksgiving in 2015. Foggy, windy cool weather, but we had a great time hiking the trails. Facilities and staff were great. We ate the Thanksgiving buffet at the lodge. Nothing extravagant, but well prepared and plenty of food. I would definitely go again for a holiday meal (beats cooking!). The lodge... More 

1 Thank Jo-Ann J
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful location and remote. Wonderful vistas if not hazy. The 2 trails we hiked were in very good condition. The small train ride was fun and scenic. The staff was friendly, the park hosts were really wonderful . The campsites were flat and well maintained and nice size. Clean bathhouse. Food at the inn was good, desserts were... More 

1 Thank Carol R
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a very beautiful ride up from both the Mena, AR, and Talihina OK, side. Especially beloved by bikers - motored and non. Seated in the Ouachita Mountains, there's plenty of vistas overlooking farms, cattle ranches, and national forest. Once you get up there, there's the newly renovated lodge (with the best vista yet); an old stone cabin that's... More 

1 Thank JenniferOS89
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited this Arkansas state park with a 3 year old and our friends who are in their 70. With younger kids you can spend hours at the playground. The view is awesome. Bring be binoculars if you have some. Bring cash for the train ride. It was $6 per person but we worth it.

Thank Chang R

Travelers who viewed Queen Wilhelmina State Park also viewed


Been to Queen Wilhelmina State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Queen Wilhelmina State Park and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Queen Wilhelmina State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?