Tag - Lake Fort Smith State Park

Trails at Lake Fort Smith State Park, Crawford County, surrounded by the Ozark National Forest.

Lake Fort Smith State Park Trail Maps

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

Warren Hollow Trail, Lake Fort Smith State Park
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.

Warren Hollow Trail, Lake Fort Smith State Park
Cool rocky area in the first .1-mile of the hike.

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Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail Fall Photos 2012

Warren Hollow Trail, Lake Fort Smith State Park
Warren Hollow Trail, Lake Fort Smith State Park

Back in October, I took a walk on the Warren Hollow Trail at Lake Fort Smith State Park and got to enjoy some of the beautiful fall foliage.

Warren Hollow Trail, Lake Fort Smith State Park
Footbridge on the Warren Hollow Trail (panoramic)

These are some of the photos I took that day. (More after the jump. Click for larger view.) Continue reading Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail Fall Photos 2012

Lake Fort Smith: Visitor Center Overlook Photos 2012

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.

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