Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Arkansas

(479) 394-2863

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Things To Do

Overview

A spectacular mountaintop setting. Breathtaking panoramic scenery. Royal hospitality. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is this, and more. The park's crowning attraction is a renowned hostelry, a lodging tradition born with the original "Castle in the Sky" that graced this same lofty locale high above the Ouachita Mountains over 100 years ago. Today's Queen Wilhelmina Lodge features 38 guest rooms including spacious Queen's Rooms and royal Regent's Rooms, fine Southern fare in the Queen's Restaurant, and a treasure-filled gift shop. Park campsites, trails and overlooks are a short walk from the lodge. Come experience this royal retreat high atop Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak.

Map of Queen Wilhelmina (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.685771, -94.371606

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Activities

  • Camping

    In addition to the lodge, the park has a campground with 35 sites with water and 30 amp hook-ups, five tent sites, and one walk-in primitive site. The campground includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers, and a trailer dump station is located at the entrance to the campground. Sites may be reserved or may be claimed on a first come, first served basis. Please register at the park lodge.

  • Golfing

    Play miniature golf at the Southern Belle Depot!

  • Hiking

    There are several short nature trails at the park, but the main hiking attraction is the 225-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail which passes through the park.

  • Historic Sites

    An interpretive program offers guided hikes, nature talks, demonstrations, and evening programs of slides and movies at the park's outdoor amphitheater, plus many other unique activities for all park visitors.

  • Picnicking

    The park's tree-shaded picnic areas offer a scenic view of the mountains.

  • RVing

    In addition to the lodge, the park has a campground with 35 sites with water and 30 amp hook-ups. The campground includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers, and a trailer dump station is located at the entrance to the campground. Sites may be reserved or may be claimed on a first come, first served basis. Please register at the park lodge.

Directions

Driving

The park is located 13 miles west of Mena, Arkansas on the Talimena Scenic Drive (Ark. 88), a National Scenic Byway. (During inclement weather, from Mena, go six miles north on U.S. 71, then nine miles west of U.S. 270, then two miles south up Ark. 272.)

If traveling from Oklahoma, take Hwy 1 from Talihina to join Hwy 88 at the Oklahoma/Arkansas state line. Continue east on Hwy 88 approximately six miles to the park. (In inclement weather, take Hwy 270 from Heavener, Oklahoma to Hwy 272 at Rich Mountain, Arkansas.)

Phone Numbers

Primary

(479) 394-2863

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