Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge closed on March 5, 2012, to undergo a major renovation. It will reopen in spring 2015. This temporary closure applies to the entire lodge including all 38 guest rooms, the restaurant, lobby, meeting room, and restrooms. All other facilities at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, including the campground and trails, remain open. Park offices are temporarily located near the entrance to the park campground.
Due to interruptions in the water delivery system supplying Queen Wilhelmina State Park, the park campground and restrooms are closed temporarily. [NOTE: The park lodge is closed while undergoing renovation.] It is not known at this time when water service is expected to be restored. All park trails and the playground remain open. If you plan to visit the park to hike or sightsee, bring water with you. For updates, contact the park at: 479-394-2863.
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
A spectacular mountaintop setting. Breathtaking panoramic scenery. Royal hospitality. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is this, and more. The park's crowning attraction is its renowned hostelry, a historic lodging tradition born in 1898 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 two spacious Queen's Rooms and two royal Regent's Rooms, fine Southern fare in the Queen's Restaurant, and a treasure-filled gift shop. Park campsites, hiking trails and overlooks are just a short walk from the lodge. Come experience this royal retreat atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak. Of the 52 Arkansas state parks, Queen Wilhelmina is one of the state park system's eight mountain state parks.