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.

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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Natural Dam Falls (Ozark Forest)

Natural Dam Falls (Ozark Forest) photo
Natural Dam Falls from the west side.

Natural Dam Falls (also just called “Natural Dam”), in northern Crawford County (Ozark National Forest), is a cool and very accessible waterfall.

The “dam” looks like a man-made structure, but it is a completely natural wall of rock that spans the width of Mountain Fork Creek. The falls is formed by water flowing over the wall in various places.

Natural Dam Falls (Ozark Forest) photo
Natural Dam Falls, Ozark National Forest

Natural Dam Falls is about 8 feet tall. According to Tim Ernst, it is 187 feet wide.
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Fort Smith: Carol Ann Cross Walking Trail Photos 2013

Fort Smith: Carol Ann Cross Walking Trail Photos 2013 photo
Hazel Evans Walking Trail at Carol Ann Cross Park, Fort Smith

Sunday morning, I visited the Hazel Evans Walking Trail at Carol Ann Cross Park in Fort Smith. The walking trail is a .6-mile paved loop that circles the park’s small lake.

Part of the walking trail crosses the dam at the north side of the lake.

Fort Smith: Carol Ann Cross Walking Trail Photos 2013 photo
West-facing panoramic view of the lake and walking path at Carol Ann Cross Park

These are some of the photos I took. (More after the jump. Click photo for larger view.) Continue reading Fort Smith: Carol Ann Cross Walking Trail Photos 2013

Lake Fort Smith: Visitor Center Overlook Photos 2012

Lake Fort Smith: Visitor Center Overlook Photos 2012 photo
Lake Fort Smith via the overlook behind the visitor center (panoramic)

Back on October 13, my son and I had a nice visit to Lake Fort Smith State Park, near Mountainburg, Arkansas. I really enjoyed the fall color in the Ozark forest.

Lake Fort Smith: Visitor Center Overlook Photos 2012 photo
Another panoramic view of the lake

Here are a few photos I took that day from the lake overlook behind the visitor center. (More photos after the jump. Click for larger view.) Continue reading Lake Fort Smith: Visitor Center Overlook Photos 2012