Horsehead Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Horsehead Lake offers serveral amenities to its visitors. Managed cooperatively by the US Forest Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it provides a developed camping area, restroom facilities with showers, a swim beach, playground, and picnic area, most of which are fully accessible. There is primitive camping and a boat launch across the lake from the developed campground, offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. There is a 'no wake' limitation on the lake so visitors are encouraged to operate smaller motors or trolling motors while enjoying their day of boating and fishing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round
Fees Campground - $10/site/day, $15/group/day year round. Day Use - $3/vehicle/day year round.
Open Season: Year-round
Closest Towns: Fort Smith, Russellville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault. Bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Clarksville take Arkansas 103 northwest for 8 miles, turn left (west) on Arkansas 164 and go 4 miles, turn right (north) on FS 1408 for 3 miles.

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primitive and developed camping areas, bathroom facilities, a swim beach, play-ground and picnic area, most of which are fully accessible. Campgrounds accommodate trailers up to 30 feet in length, but no special amenities are available. 10 family unit campsites. 12 family unit picnic areas.

Reservation InfoEasy
Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
No. of Sites10


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