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Lake Fort Smith State Park

P.O. Box 4, Mountainburg, AR 72946
501-369-2469
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Boston Mountains, the park offers great fall hiking.
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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visitor Center, campsites, day-use area, marina, (everything!) is practically new and well maintained. All park staff we encountered were very friendly. The park is located in the rugged Boston Mountain area of the Ozarks and the scenery is beautiful. The lake was not as clear as I expected, but we were there shortly after a heavy rain.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an amazing campground. The facilities are top notch, the camp sites are perfect, smooth, well laid out and like new. We were able to rent a kayak and go on a two hour tour around a nearly empty lake (empty of people, not water!) The lodge is beautiful with a very nice back porch where you can sit... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took the kayaking tour across the lake with several other avid outdoors women . Made new friends and enjoyed a great first kayaking experience with a very knowledgable tour guide . Great day for some fresh air and relaxing on the water

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Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On a whim, I loaded up bike and kayak and drove northwest for about an hour and twenty minutes, from my home yesterday. This wonderful state park rewarded me with friendly service and super clean, modern facilities, as well as a great lake for paddling around in my boat. I noticed that the park rents boats of all sizes and... More

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Springdale, Arkansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Great 2 nite stay. We stayed in cabin #9 and it was great. The staff at the visitor center were friendly. Cabin #9 is a two bedroom 2 full bath. Lots of room and it has a large covered patio in the back.

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Peru, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For our family reunion we chose the Kingfisher Lodge. It turned out to be the perfect option. With 32 or so beds (and room for more sleeping bags on the floor fro small kids) it fit our family like a glove. In comparison to other state parks we've been to, it all seemed nearly brand new and very clean. On... More

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a wonderful weeknight camping here! We have small children and they loved it too. Enjoyed walking trails and fishing. There were deer roaming around and other wildlife. There was a pool party Saturday night and we had a fun night there with friends! Very nice and super clean bathhouses. Great picnic area with great views. The only thing is... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lake Fort Smith has some beautiful campsites that blend so seamless into the natural surroundings! This part is well maintained, and it is a new park after the dam was built creating the Lake off of the historical Shepherd Springs spillway.

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Allen,Tx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I agree with other tripadvisors; this is a neat place to stay. Stayed in a one bedroom cabin 3 nights end of October 2013. The cabin was great had all things we needed. appliances looked new; the combination kitchen/living room area was spacious ;liked the flat screen TV. We sat out on the deck of cabin to drink our coffee.... More

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Fort Smith,Ar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Nice relaxing place. Nice scenery. Plenty of outdoor activities. Nice swimming pool. It has boat rentals.

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