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Lake Fort Smith State Park

This state park in northwest Arkansas near Mountainburg closed on January 2, 2002 and will not reopen until the end of 2004, at a site nearby. All facilities and hiking trails are closed, including the park's segment of the Ozark Highlands Trail. Lake Fort Smith State Park has long served as the western terminus for the trail, but because of the park's closure, the terminus has been temporarily relocated to nearby Dockery Gap.

The state park is being relocated due to the enlarging of Lake Fort Smith and Lake Shepherd Springs in order to meet increased municipal water demands in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area.

Location: PO Box 4, Mountainburg Arkansas 72946 Telephone 501-369-2469 Toll Free: 800-264-2435

Other Arkansas State Parks nearby:
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Mount Magazine State Park
Mt. Magazine State Park
(Prairie Grove)
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Withrow Springs State Park

04/10 Coming to The Mountainburg area
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival, OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.