Shores Lake Recreation Area


Area Status: 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 pavilion is also fully accessible and is available by reservation. 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. 18 campsites and 28 family picnicking units. Pavilion for group picnicking by reservation only. Camping trailers allowed, no hook-ups or dumpsite available. Electric sites have 110 outlet & 30 amp outlet access. A campground host is present until November. Due to remote location of campground, water and electricity may be temporarily unavailable during inclement weather or other emergency situations.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Bass ; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch.

Information and map

Information and map - Spanish

Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

At a Glance

Reservations:  First come - first served. No reservations
Fees: Pavillion - $35/day. Campground sites: $30/day/double sites - $20/day single sites with electricity - $15/day single sites without electricity. Beach day use $3/vehicle/day - Boat ramp day use $3/day
Restrictions: "No wake" restriction;  
Closest Towns: Mulberry
Water: Drinking
Restroom: vault with hot showers
Operated By: Boston Mountain Ranger District (479)667-2191

General Information

Directions:

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


Accessibility:

Accessible fishing access


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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

No. of Sites 19
Reservation Info Easy
Fire Information Campfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.

Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

82 acre lake. Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish.

Day Hiking

Shores Lake Loop Trail is a showcase of upland hardwoods and shortleaf pine groves. The trail treats hikers to views of waterfalls and wildlife. This loop trail connects two popular Forest Service recreation areas: Shores Lake and White Rock Mountain. It offers an excellent weekend hike up a beautiful creek to the spectacular vistas of White Rock Mountain and returns via another creek. A portion of the trail follows the Ozark Highlands Trail. Camping is allowed along the trail. Campgrounds are available at each end of the trail.

Fire Information Campfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.

Picnicking

Group Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Boat launching ramp.

Size Restrictions "No Wake" restriction for boating

Boating - Non-Motorized

raft, kayak, canoe

Type of Craft raft, kayak, canoe

Swimming

82-acre lake with a fully accessible bathroom facility. Swimming beach available.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.6407500

  Longitude : 
-93.9598167