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 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; Effective 9/4/18, The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission will lower the water level of Horsehead Lake. The drawdown will lower the lake's water level by 3 to 5 feet and should last until mid-winter. More information about the drawdown here.
Fees Campground - $10/site/day, $15/group/day year round. Day Use - $3/vehicle/day year round.
Open Season: Year-round
Closest Towns: Clarksville, Fort Smith, Russellville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault. Bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets
Operated By: Pleasant Hill Ranger District (479)754-2864

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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