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#12 of 100 state parks in Arkansas

Best trails in Lake Fort Smith State Park

225 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Lake Fort Smith State Park ranging from 1.5 to 5.6 miles and from 987 to 1,381 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Located near the Boston Mountain Range of the Ozark Mountains and on the western shore of Lake Fort Smith, Lake Fort Smith State Park offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, paddle sports, swimming, camping, mountain biking, and hiking. _______ HOURS: * Interpretive programs available year-round Visitor Center: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exception: May 25 - Sept. 1 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Campground/Picnic Area: Open all year Restrooms are open March - November Pool: May 26 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 12 - Sept.3 Sat., Sun. & Labor Day 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. NOTE: Schedule may vary based on school openings and closings. Pool available for private parties. Marina: Apr. 1 - May 24 Sat. & Sun. only 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 25 - Sept. 2 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 3 - Oct. 31 Wed. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

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Map of trails in Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Shepherd Springs Loop
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Sheperd Spring trail begins at the north end of the campground (parking is at the upper restrooms about 75 yards south), The trail heads north leading quickly to the seasonal waterfall before turning Show more
#2 - Ozark Highlands Trail: Western Terminus to Frog Bayou
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
A great way to get your feet on the Ozark Highlands Trail. The new Lake Fort Smith was opened about 10 years ago and includes a new Western Terminus for the Ozark Highlands Trail. This small section oShow more
#3 - Ozark Highland Trail: Lake Fort Smith to White Rock Mountain
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 8 h 40 m
Ozark Highland Trail: Lake Fort Smith to White Rock Mountain is a 16.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mountainburg, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as difficulShow more
#4 - Boston Mountain A and B Loop
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Boston Mountain A and B Loop is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mountainburg, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#5 - Warren Hollow Trail
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 45 m
This easy - moderate hike starts behind the visitor center and is a one way trail that connects the visitor center with the group lodge area.Show more
#6 - Dockery Gap Falls
Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Dockery Gap Falls is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winslow, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is bShow more