Lake Fort Smith State Park Shepherd Springs Loop

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72905

Lake Fort Smith State Park Shepherd Springs Loop

Lake Fort Smith State Park: Shepherd Springs Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Here’s a new loop trail the whole family will enjoy. This trail was completed in the spring of 2013 and follows a portion of the Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT), 200-plus miles long and growing. Don’t worry though. You’ll only be doing 5.3 miles on this loop route.

Begin with a tour through the Lake Fort Smith Visitor Center. Inside, you’ll find 2,000 square feet of exhibits, including a bird-viewing area, a historical covered wagon, and a replica of the springs. Children may enjoy playing dress up with costumes representative of early settlers who occupied the area. This hike begins at the trailhead of the Ozark Highlands Trail located on the east side of the visitor center."

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Trail Information

Fort Smith
Nearby City
5.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
973 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,142 feet
Top Elevation
Lake Fort Smith State Park, 479-369-2469, arkansasstateparks.com/lakefortsmith
Local Contacts
USGS Mountainburg
Local Maps

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Dec 2018