Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this park includes 40-acre Lake Bennett, peaceful waters for fishing and floating, and swimming at the park's swim beach. Anglers will need to bring bait and fishing supplies. A launch ramp is located on Lake Bennett. The park offers also offers canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, fishing boats and motors for rent. A snack bar and bathhouse with hot showers are located near the swimming beach. Park facilities also include 30 Class AAA campsites and 10 Tent sites without hookups. Woolly Hollow also offers a picnic area, standard pavilion, gift shop, and hiking trail. The Woolly Cabin, the log home of the area's first settlers, offers visitors a historic perspective of the park.
Spring is a great time to hike this trail; there are red wildflowers along it and dogwoods blooming in late April. The weather was great, too--cool breezes until the end when it started to warm up more. There are also opportunities to see little creatures along the trail; we saw a turtle, lizards, and a snake! This is a woodsy trail that runs the circuit around the lake. There are a few small bridges to cross and some views of the lake from benches at the beginning. Be prepared for some exertion at the end (if you start at the trail parking lot just after entering the park). There are a lot of steps up the hill when you go from the road back onto the trail for the last part.
We also did the Gold Creek Trail and Cabin Trail which both spur off of the Huckleberry. The Gold Creek is 1/5 mile, and the Cabin Trail is 1/2 mile, so they are both pretty short. The Gold one runs parallel briefly to the Huckleberry, only down by the creek. The Cabin one takes you to the old cabin and well that can be seen from the road.