The Queen Wilhelmina State Park is located in the Ouachita Mountains near Mena in the state of Arkansas. The park encompasses almost five hundred acres of land on and around Arkansas's highest peak, Rich Mountain and part of the two hundred and twenty miles long Ouachita Trail. The Queen Wilhelmina State Park is, as are all state parks in Arkansas, dog-friendly so long as the dog is on a leash.
Public buildings are off-limits to dogs though unless they are service dogs fulfilling their designated care tasks. This state park in Arkansas is open all year round and offers visitors a choice of over forty different camping spots. The campsites have various facility levels ranging from fully equipped with water and electricity to more basic tent only hike-in sites.
The Queen Wilhelmina State Park also has a 40-room lodge, the Wilhelmina Inn, which has several pet-friendly rooms and which offers guests superb vistas of the surrounding mountains. Anyone who prefers to dine in elegance rather than by the campfire can. There's a restaurant at the lodge which serves up Southern delicacies like fried chicken and a big buffet lunch on Sundays.
Visitors wishing to camp out at this Arkansas state park need to make a reservation to be sure of getting a spot. Bookings can be made online, at the park or by calling the Arkansas State Park's reservation team. Reserving anywhere up to a year in advance is recommended for those pet parents wanting a dog-friendly room or cabin at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park.
A deposit is required to secure most bookings but this is refundable if a cancellation is made within the adequate time frame. Pet owners are always fully responsible for their dogs when in the park and must keep them under control when on the trails or at the campsites. The quiet hours after ten in the evening must also be respected. Anyone whose dog barks incessantly during the night could find themselves being asked to leave the park.