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Lake Fort Smith State Park

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Address: Mountainburg, AR 72946
Phone Number: 501-369-2469

Located in the Boston Mountains, the park offers great fall hiking.

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Amazing State Park

I will always miss the original state park with the spillway ~ but, this is such a wonderful place! The camping sites are all great ~ Sites 1-20 have water/electric & sewer ~ the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I will always miss the original state park with the spillway ~ but, this is such a wonderful place! The camping sites are all great ~ Sites 1-20 have water/electric & sewer ~ the upper sites are smaller and do not have sewer hookups, but are great also. We have a 29 foot trailer and we were able to use... More 

Thank nurseparker
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Fort Smith is 35 minutes from our home. We love to camp here. The campsites are cleaned off after each guest leaves and the entire park is well maintained. If you like hiking or trail running this is the perfect park for you.

Thank ChrisandTiff
Little Rock, Arkansas
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped to overnight before reaching home (Little Rock) on an over 2 months summer RV trip to western states, and Lake Ft Smith SP welcomed us home! Although we've been here numerous times in the past, after our travels - we were once again impressed with how great Ark. State Parks are, as well as how wonderful the Ozark Mtns.... More 

Thank mymeme0226
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We left interstate 49 when we saw the sign for the state park. Nice drive to get to the state park. Went straight to the visitor center and was impressed by what they had. Group enjoyed the snakes and the other interactions that have available. The hidden gem is across the parking lot. The swimming pool. And the cabins, we... More 

Thank dk K
Alma, Arkansas
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We have camped and fished at the lake several times. The campground is nice and level with room for trailers and tents. The bathhouse was clean and the showers had good pressure. They have nice little water park for the kids. You cannot swim in the lake but you can fish with a small marina available. They have beautiful cabins... More 

Thank KTBarRanch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's true. This is a very well maintained park. But can someone please explain why you cannot go swimming at the day use area? I know there is a swimming pool. But is there something bad with the water? Can people not be trusted to not drown? Must I just stay hot and sweaty while cooking my hot dog?

2 Thank BrianWright123
Linda N, Administrative Assistant Region 1 at Lake Fort Smith State Park, responded to this review

The lake at Lake Fort Smith State Park is owned by the city of Fort Smith and is their water supply. Their city ordinances prohibit swimming and any form of bodily contact with the water. More 

Paris, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have stayed at several campsites. This one is the best. This time I had along with me five first time campers. For days they talked about how nice the place is. We stayed in a tent. Two of them will be buying a tent.. The bathroom was very clean and well stocked. The trash was picked up daily. The... More 

1 Thank 541djohnson
Bartlesville, OK
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151 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights along with 2 other couples in our 5th wheel campers. We travel and camp together a lot and all of us were very impressed with the beauty of the park. It is nestled in a heavily wooded area, the campsites are very well maintained and have large concrete slabs, the bath houses are extremely clean, there are... More 

1 Thank LoveNewExperiences
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Another man made lake this unites a beautiful lake with super scenery. With a large lake there is plenty to do and there are cabins to rent and camping spots. The marina hosts a variety of craft for hire at various prices. We rented the smallest which was large for 2 but would easily fit more. It was called a... More 

2 Thank Colin B
Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I almost don't want to write this review because I want to keep lake fort smith state park to myself! We rented a 2 bedroom cabin for a November weekend and it was perfect. The cabins are clean, beautiful, and well laid out. We carried in all our food for the weekend and the kitchen was well equipped. We would... More 

4 Thank Paige_O109

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