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Address: 3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
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+1 800-264-2477
10:00 - 20:00
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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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Peaceful retreat

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... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Bossier City, Louisiana
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 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.

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Mena, Arkansas
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Reviewed 19 July 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 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 

2 Thank Carol R
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 14 July 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 

2 Thank JenniferOS89
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Reviewed 6 July 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.

1 Thank Chang R
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 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 

1 Thank lovetotravelTX
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Reviewed 2 June 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 

1 Thank ChrisandTiff
Irving, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 June 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 

Thank Larry P
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 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.

2 Thank torrin0903
henderson, Nv
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Drove thru the Park. Not RV's allowed so it was nice. We saw the lodge. Pretty hills and hollows. Nice side trip off the busy roads.

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

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I would like to respond to your comment about no RV’s. Queen Wilhelmina State Park has a 40 room lodge, full-service restaurant , and meeting rooms. Queen Wilhelmina also has 40 campsites. Five are tent only with water at the site. The other 35 are RV or tent sites and have water... More 

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