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“Fall Foliage Tour”

Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Owner description: Located in the Boston Mountains, the park offers great fall hiking.
SHERMAN
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108 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fall Foliage Tour”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

There were some very nice hiking trails. We very much enjoyed spending an afternoon taking in some nature and some fall colors. We recomend you stop by.

Visited November 2012
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not impressed, knowing the potential of this place”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a nice park, yes. A family could have a good time here for a weekend. But knowing how the park was before its expansion/makeover and what it is now disappoints me as to what it could be. The lake was a let down that nearly 1/3 of is is roped off from use and could be a great recreational lake for skiing as well as fishing if they would have moved the boundary closer to the dam, allowed for more depth and occasionally stocked some fish. Its not a very good fishery, but could be. It could be a great park if its potential were utilized.

Visited August 2012
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Thank roy b
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Rogers, Arkansas
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187 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice little gem of a campground”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

We absolutely love this state park campground.
Pros - very nicely laid out with plenty of space between sites. Paved sites with nice picnic tables and tent pads. Nicely manicured. Very nice, clean bathrooms / showers. Full hook up sites. Level paved roads. Programs on weekends to keep kids entertained. Large pool. Hiking trails. With RV antenna, you can get ABC, FOX, NBC.
Cons - not real good water pressure on full hook up sites. Poor to non- exsistent cell service with Verizon, OK with AT&T.

Previous poster stated the campground was a "parking lot". This is absolutely false. Find the campground on map and look at satellite view for yourself. You will not be disappointed .

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7 Thank 1969RS
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Nora Springs, Iowa
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Plenty to do and see, not only in the park but in the general area. The RV facilities have stunning views and the visitor's center is great. There are several trails of varying difficulty, water sports and lots of wildlife.
There was no fee to get in to the park when we were there. Rentals and other facilities, including interpretive tours, do have fees. The rate schedule is here: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/!userfiles/pdfs/fees/Lake%20Fort%20Smith.pdf

Visited October 2011
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4 Thank N W
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Area all new”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

New dam done and changed entrance location but they have done a wonderful job. Take picnic and enjoy

Visited July 2012
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