North Sylamore Creek: Barkshed to Allison (AR 5) is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fifty-Six, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and whitewater kayaking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
For Fee NF primitive campsites, picnic tables and fire rings 27 campsites with grills, tables, lantern poles and tent pads. Chemical toilets. Drinking water.
Barkshed to Allison (at the White River) isn't 4 miles but a little over 13 total. Great hike. Barkshed to Gunner Pool to Blanchard then on to Allison!
Hiked from Blanchard Springs to Barkshed – plenty of variety and lots of great views! Parts of trail are right alongside creek, others are on top of bluffs. Hard to say whether segment from Blanchard to Gunner Pool or from Gunner Pool to Barkshed is more enjoyable.
Needed some trail maintenance done, but the scenery was spectacular.
The Sylamore never disappoints.
we camped right next to the waterfall. a very relaxing area so beautiful
This is a perfect hide-a-way for tent camping or just a day on the creek. If you camp here, just remember, there are bears. We come here just for a day trip to swim in the creek and relax.
NF primitive for fee campground. Excellent grounds, adjacent to Sylamore Creek. Nice wooded, with water and pit toilet, many area hikes available.
Nice place to get away. The descent to the park is a drive. Once there it is very pretty. Nice swimming holes for the summer heat. Trails along the bluffs offer a pretty view, and the hike covers different terrain.
Only have to add you can swim here too. Hike upstream is along bluffs much of time. There are spots on the road in to pull off and camp to save some money. Taking off cross country is fun too, taking you to places your sure to be alone. Driving N on the forest road is nice too. Won't see a house for quite a while.
My husband and I camped here a few summers back. Price was reasonable, it was a very nice place. Well taken care off. Beautiful place to relax. Very nice to walk around. Also a very beautiful creek to play in. Would definatly recomend to anyone looking to relax.