LAKE FORT SMITH STATE PARK
Nestled in a scenic valley of the Boston Mountain Range of the Ozark Mountains, this state park offers outdoor adventures including camping, fishing, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, and nature study. For backpackers, the park serves as the western terminus of the 165-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail.
Located on the western side of 1,400-acre Lake Fort Smith, this state park features all new facilities including campsites [20 Class AAA and 10 Class B], a group lodge with kitchenette that can accommodate up to 32 persons (16 in each wing), picnic sites, a pavilion, 2,660-square-foot swimming pool with adjacent wading pool and a splash pad, marina with boat rentals, double lane boat launch ramp, hiking trails, playground, and an 8,000-square-foot visitor center with exhibits, meeting/classroom, and an outdoor patio featuring a native stone, wood-burning fireplace and a view towards the lake.
Located in Arkansas, this park was established in 1967 around a reservoir created by the Lake Fort Smith Dam. Initially named "Fort Smith State Park", it underwent expansion and renovation from 2002 to 2008. The updated facilities included camping sites, picnic areas, trails, and a visitor center with exhibits about local history and nature. Today it offers various recreational activities such as fishing, boating or hiking along the Ozark Highlands Trail.
1. Lake Fort Smith State Park offers 30 campsites with water and electric hookups.
2. There are also ten fully:equipped cabins available for rent.
3. The park provides a group lodging facility, the Ozark Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 32 people.
4. Primitive camping options include hike:in tent sites along the Ozark Highlands Trail within the state park boundaries.
5. RV campers have access to full:hookup sites including sewer connections at some locations in this Arkansas campground.