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Lake Fort Smith State Park: Plan a Camping, Hiking, and Kayaking Trip

Nestled in the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas, Lake Fort Smith State Park is the perfect place to go camping, hiking, and kayaking.

We’re sharing fun things to do to help you plan your next road trip to this beautiful park in The Natural State.

It is a great place to get outside on the weekend and enjoy one of many incredible state parks in Arkansas!

Best Things to Do at Lake Fort Smith State Park

The campsites have fire rings and grills. Many campsites are shaded and have an area to set a tent if you’re tent camping.



We enjoyed hiking the Warren Hollow Trail to the wooded bridge and a smaller section of the Ozark Highlands Trail to the waterfall.


We enjoyed paddling around the lake to the scenic bluffs and rock outcroppings. The water was crystal clear.

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