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Address: 3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
Phone Number: +1 800-264-2477
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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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Very Nice State Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Christina C
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Winnfield
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank Christina C
Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank A1996UJlisac
Mena, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Carol R
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank JenniferOS89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Chang R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved visiting this park. We took a motorcycle drive up the mountain and it was beautiful. We loved stopping along the way and enjoying the views. We took the Lovers' Leap trail and even though parts of it was tough we were able to see creation that was gorgeous. The train ride was closed but next time we will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We love Queen Wilhelmina State Park. The campground and facilities are always kept clean and the camp hosts are attentive to what is going on around the park. They came and checked on us daily. The restaurant in the lodge was high priced relative to the food quality. They had an all you can eat buffet but most of the... More 

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Irving, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Marvelous for kids and adults. Places to play and worker children's train that parents can ride and tour with them. An old fashioned coal train can be entered and experienced. A very fine restaurant looks out over the distant mountains. There is s a Look Out that is spectacular and picnic tables for the prepared. Can spend 10 mins or... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice views, drove the Talimena Scenic Byway and came out near this park. There seemed to a lot of people camping there. Close to Mena Arkansas and amenities.

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