Horsehead Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Horsehead Lake offers several 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.

Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Horsehead Lake temprarily closed. The low water bridge used to access the area is covered with large rocks and debris from recent flooding. Open for the season. Swimming is allowed at Horsehead Lake, but be aware that you are swimming at your own risk. No lifeguard on duty nor are water samples tested.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Picnic tables
Fees Campground - $15/site/day  Day Use - $3/vehicle/day year round. Current forest recreation schedule and fees
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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

primitive and developed camping areas, bathroom facilities, a 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.

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
Reservation InfoEasy

Fishing

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Boat ramp


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