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Address: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR 71953-8317
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+1 800-264-2477
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Sun 12:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 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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Ouachita National Forest

Great place to go to. We stayed two nights at the Queen Wilhemina Lodge. Although its pricey, I highly recommend it. You truly are away from it all when you stay there. You are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go to. We stayed two nights at the Queen Wilhemina Lodge. Although its pricey, I highly recommend it. You truly are away from it all when you stay there. You are actually above the cell towers. The view is gorgeous

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to camp or for a family picnic. Had lots of areas to stay and has lots of overlook areas for sightseeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park has great views and nice hiking trails. The lodge and restaurant have been almost completely rebuilt.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hiking trails and newly renovated hotel. Great budget trip and comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff. This park has a rich history.

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Tishomingo, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The park part was closed down when we arrived. No train or anything. Not sure if this is the norm? The main lodge part was open and inviting

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were first time visitors enjoying a three day stay at the Lodge atop Rich Mountain. We found this time of year to be quiet and less crowded. The weather on our first two days was sunny and cool. Our last two days changed to be rainy and totally covered in clouds (foggy) making driving on the very steep &... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I started our Arkansas road trip with a drive up the Talimena scenic byway, which was beautiful. We stopped for the day at Queen Wilhelmina state park, and fell in love. It was incredibly beautiful. It was well taken care of, and all the trails were carefully marked. We were a little disappointed the Glory Train was... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is an out of the way AR state park, but worth the drive up to it. Beautiful mountain scenery overlooking the Ouchita National Forest. Has a miniature train, gift shop and RV camping.

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Alba, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Beautiful place to visit. By all means, do the Talimena Trail. They have a beautiful lodge here with great rooms and views of the mountains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped by to see the lodge since it has recently reopened. We wanted to stay there on our trip but they are booked up 2 years in advance lol. Their rooms are very reasonable.

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