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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Small park, Beautiful View

This park is small but there is 1 beautiful view from Lovers Leap. They have a miniature train ride... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
West Monroe, Louisiana
An absolutely beautiful place

I've been here several times and I am never disappointed. Enjoyed lunch at the lodge which we found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly J
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This park is small but there is 1 beautiful view from Lovers Leap. They have a miniature train ride around the park but don't expect to see beautiful views. You see campsites. The lodge looks very nice but we did not spend the night there.

Thank 71,291
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here several times and I am never disappointed. Enjoyed lunch at the lodge which we found super delicious. The drives in the trails held views and history at every turn

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lodge is beautiful and the location is awesome. We ate supper and breakfast at the lodge. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. We tent camped and all the services were very accommodating. The park host was so nice....More

Thank KathyStruckman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park, nice scooter ride up to it! Ride the train, even if your grown. Clean facilities, nice staff.

Thank mjmccoy64
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to take a break and slowdown. We camped in our trailer. Just chilled all weekend. Supper one night at the renovated Lodge. Buffet was really good. They have a mini-train to ride around the park and Putt Putt Golf if you get bored.

1  Thank bikergeema
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip back to the mountain top after the renovations and were pleasantly surprised. They did a really great job rebuilding the lodge. The only original parts left was one inside wall and the chimney in the large lobby. We didn't see...More

1  Thank Dana W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

beautiful, and great place to eat or stay. We had dinner there on Tuesday night and it was very good.

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

As good as it gets for scenery in this part of the Arkansas. Other roads are great in Arkansas but none better that 88 to Oklahoma 1.

Thank swaters34
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have been through Queen Wilhelmina State Park several times in the past while riding along the Talimena Scenic Highway. This visit, we stayed in Queen Wilhelmina Lodge for 4 days and got to experience more of the Park as a result. We took a...More

Thank jayares2015
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We traveled through the park on our way home. It was really beautiful and cooler up in the mts. We stopped multiple times to enjoy the vistas. I look forward to going back.

Thank mkblind
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22 May 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
Margo R
24 May 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.