Shores Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Shores Lake Recreation Area offers an 82-acre lake with a fully accessible bathroom facility with ramps for the physically challenged. The fishing piers were designed with wheelchair use in mind. Underwater structures were built to attract fish to the fishing piers. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish, and bluegills. Other accessible features include the boathouse, a ramp on the swimming beach, and a pavilion. Construction of the dam at Shores Lake began in the 1930s by men in a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The dam was completed in 1958. A cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped complete the structure. Shores Lake Loop Trail is a showcase of upland hardwoods and shortleaf pine groves. The trail treats hikers to views of waterfalls and wildlife. 19 single campsites. 4 multiple unit campsites. 28 family picnicking units. Pavilion for group picnicking. Camping trailers allowed, no hook-ups.

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Reservations:  First come - first served. No reservations
Fees Pavillion - $35/day year round. Campground (w/o electric) - $8/site/day April-Nov. Campground (w/electric) - $12/site/day April-Nov. Campground (double w/electric) - $18/site/day April-Nov. Campground (w/o electric or water). The campground and day-use areas both have vault toilets. The fees are reduced seasonally as follows: $6/site/day Dec-Mar. Campground (w/electric, w/o water) - $10/site/day Dec-Mar. Campground (double w/electric, w/o water) - $15/site/day Dec-Mar. Day Use - $3/vehicle/day year round.
Restrictions: Maximum boat motor size is 10hp,
Closest Towns: Mulberry
Water: Drinking
Restroom: vault with hot showers
Operated By: Forest Service

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From Mulberry take Arkansas 215 north for 15 miles, then follow Forest Service Road 1505 for 0.5 mile


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19 single campsites. 4 multiple unit campsites. Restrooms with hot showers. 28 family picknicking units. Pavilion for group picnicking. Drinking water. Boat launching ramp. Maximum boat motor size is 10 hp. Camping trailers allowed, no hook-ups.

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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 Sites19

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