Tag - Counties: Crawford + Scott + Sebastian (Ark)

Trails in Sebastian and Crawford Counties, Arkansas, including Lake Fort Smith State Park.

For a list of all trails in this group, visit this link.

Lake Fort Smith State Park Trail Maps

Lake Fort Smith State Park Trail Maps photo
Trail Map (pdf) – Boston Mountain Trail (Updated) and Warren Hollow Trail

The current Lake Fort Smith State Park is fairly new. The original park closed in 2002 due to the enlargement of the reservoir lake.Β The current park opened in 2008 with all-new campsites, visitor center, cabins, and swimming pool.

Until recently, the only trails at the park were the Warren Hollow Trail and the beginning of the Ozark Highlands Trail. But in the past few years, two new trails have opened: the Boston Mountain Trail (4-mile semi-loop) and the Shepard Springs Trail.

Recently, the Boston Mountain Trail has been expanded with an additional loop. The original loop A is around 4 miles. Loop B is about 2.5 miles. It is open to mountain bikes and hikers.

The Shepard Springs Trail (hiking only) makes a 5-or-so mile loop with the first few miles of the Ozark Highlands Trail. Continue reading Lake Fort Smith State Park Trail Maps

Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail – 1 mi (o&b)

Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail – 1 mi (o&b) photo
Footbridge on Warren Hollow Trail

The Warren Hollow Trail is a pleasant, mildly challenging wooded trail at Lake Fort Smith State Park (Crawford County, Arkansas).

The trail isΒ just .6 miles long, making for an enjoyable 1.2-mile out-and-back hike.

Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail – 1 mi (o&b) photo
Cool rocky area in the first .1-mile of the hike.

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Natural Dam Falls Winter Pics (Ozark Forest)

Natural Dam Falls Winter Pics (Ozark Forest) photo
Snowy Natural Dam Falls from the west side, Ozark National Forest

We typically do not get a lot of ice and snow in the winter here in west Arkansas. When we do get snow, I love the chance to take some winter shots at natural sites.

Natural Dam Falls is a cool waterfall in northern Crawford County in the Ozark National Forest. It is a 187-foot-wide natural wall of rock that spans the width of Mountain Fork Creek.

As I noteΒ here, the falls is easy to get to.

Natural Dam Falls Winter Pics (Ozark Forest) photo
Natural Dam Falls from the east side

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Natural Dam Falls Video (Ozark Forest)

Natural Dam Falls Video (Ozark Forest) photo
Screen shot of Natural Dam Falls Video

Natural Dam Falls in northern Crawford County (Ozark Forest) is a cool waterfall that is easy to get to and view.

You can drive right up to the natural wall of rock that spans the width of Mountain Fork Creek. It is in the community of Natural Dam, just west of Highway 59.

Alternate video link.
These are some videos I took when I visited the falls on November 17.

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