Lake Fort Smith State Park

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Lake Fort Smith State Park
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Lake Fort Smith nestled in the Boston Mountains
Map showing the location of Lake Fort Smith State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Fort Smith State Park
Location of Lake Fort Smith State Park in Arkansas
LocationMountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas, United States
Coordinates35°42′2.1″N 94°7′14.1″W / 35.700583°N 94.120583°W / 35.700583; -94.120583Coordinates: 35°42′2.1″N 94°7′14.1″W / 35.700583°N 94.120583°W / 35.700583; -94.120583
Area260 acres (110 ha)[1]
EstablishedJune 19, 2008[1]
Named forLake Fort Smith
Governing bodyArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
WebsiteLake Fort Smith State Park

Lake Fort Smith State Park is a 260-acre (110 ha) Arkansas state park in Crawford County, Arkansas in the United States. Originally a Fort Smith city park in the 1930s and later the Works Progress Administration-built Mountainburg Recreational Facility, the lake nestled in the Boston Mountains was adopted into the state park system by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism in 1967.[1] Lake Fort Smith State Park was closed in 2002 to make way for a larger dam and spillway. The addition flooded the site of the old park, and the new 260 acre Lake Fort Smith State Park reopened May 21, 2008 four miles north of its original location with 30 camp sites, 10 cabins, a group lodging facility, picnic sites, a pavilion, marina with rental boats, a double lane boat ramp, a swimming pool, playground, and an 8,000 square foot visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop, a meeting/class room, a patio with an outdoor wood burning fireplace, and an expansive view of the lake and mountains.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Staffs of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism & Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture (July 8, 2010). "Lake Fort Smith State Park". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. The Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Lake Fort Smith State Park" (PDF). Arkansas State Parks and Tourism. 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2012.