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Address: Hot Springs, AR
Activities: Swimming

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1970 first visit to lake sylvia.

I was a young girl and have a very fond memory of a natural rock slide with rushing water that ended in a small wade pool. Lots of fun kids. I hope to visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2014
Laura G
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It has a wonderful camping area. It also has a great swimming area with picnic tables and grills. It is a wonderful place to go camping or swimming!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lake and rec area is closed (October 2014). Water levels low. Campground in rough shape and only had 3 campsites ( 1 was host?) Save your time and dont drive out there expecting to be pleased. No cell service for ATT.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was a young girl and have a very fond memory of a natural rock slide with rushing water that ended in a small wade pool. Lots of fun kids. I hope to visit again.

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Perryville, Arkansas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a charming little lake located about an hour outside of Little Rock. It is quiet and very peaceful with everything you could want for camping. It has a campground with city water and electric hookups for RVs and 2 bathhouses in the campground. There is a really nice swimming area and a bathhouse on the other side and... More 

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is camping like it should be! Wonderful for a picnic as well! A lake in the middle of the mountains... Worth the drive!

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Cabot, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great for Boy and Girl Scout campouts. Good for family picnic

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little rock arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I actually love Lake Sylvia. It is far more than average, but as a lake it is not much. What I am saying is that this forest service property is beautifully sited on the Ouachita Trail , with campgrounds and bathroom facilities and there is swimming in the pea-green colored lake in the summer. It's a great site to visit... More 

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Arkansas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Beautiful setting - small lake with campgrounds surrounded by National Forest. Most campgrounds are Class A with water and electricity. Great swimming area. Only 30 minutes from Little Rock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Hiked the Lake Sylvia Trail starting on the one lane road just past the camping sites and took the trail to the south. Fall colors are starting and the leaves lined the trail in bright colors. Trail started very easy but gradually increased in intensity. Adding big and small rocks and fallen trees to climb over added a great element... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

This is one of Arkansas' hidden gems. Lake Sylvia is a short drive from Little Rock. It comes with the classic lake in the mountains that reminds you of going to camp. Being a former Girl Scout camp, it provides a nice swimming hole for $3 per car. I hate to brag about it since it might increase business, but... More 

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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