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Natural Dam Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Natural Dam, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 19 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake River Waterfall Wildlife
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Blakely Crist
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HikingGreat!
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Heather Ward
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HikingOver grown

Trail was short and very dirty. Very sad how gross people can be and uncaring. Water is beautiful despite the lack of human decency. The waterfalls are cool and hard to deny their beauty. We went on Mother’s Day so it was cool and way over crowded. Easy access to water and trails.

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Becky Ames
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Hiking

I have not seen more trash on a trail than I did here. People amaze me!

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John Day
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Hiking

The trail itself would be one star, there’s not much of anything to see and there is trash everywhere from people who are there to swim and hang out. The fact that the dam and swimming/wading areas are nearby made me give it another star. It can get crowded on weekends or later in the day, but if you get there early on a weekday it’s a fun place to mess around in the water.

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Billy Smith
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HikingRocky

Great swimming holes. We went when the river bed was drier, so it was very easy to walk.

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Garrett Nelson
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Hiking

Good area for getting in the water or floating, but not good for hiking. Unfortunately this trail is dirty—there is trash all along the trail. I always feel hikers clean up after themselves, but this is an area where people camp out for the day, and many leave all their trash behind. Beautiful area if you can overlook the trash.

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Bj Thorn
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Hiking

Can be busy. Beautiful spot. Popular swimming hole. Water falls and great little spot for floating if the water is up.

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Tina Stephens
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Walking

Went on Mother’s Day. It was packed!!! Parking is limited. Good swimming spot. I would suggest going early or on a weekday.

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Sharon Kerlin
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Waterfalls are beautiful. Good place to take kiddos. Easy to find.

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Mr. Dad
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Hiking

Easy Trail. Beautiful view and easy access to water. Fishing with many others along with dodging swimmers

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Ben McBryde
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Hiking

Heck of a river, dam, and views!

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Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking
First to Review

Waterfall is seen at the trailhead, the actual trail is along the east river bank and is just a walk along the bank.

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Launi Neighbors
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Gregory Taylor
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Jennifer Gage
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Jason Murphy
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Jamie Faulk
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Paul Needham
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Robert Walbeck
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