Located about 20 minutes outside of Conway, Woolly Hollow State Park offers camping, hiking, fishing, mountain bike trails and swimming in Lake Bennett.
Entry to the park is free, however access to the life-guarded swim beach requires a small entry fee. There is a snack bar and restrooms with showers available, too.
I had a cooler packed with drinks, and the snack bar sells ice. We were able to bring it on the grassy swim beach. There are numerous trees around the beach, so we set up under one near the life guard stand. I brought a blanket but never used it, as we spent all out time keeping cool in the water!
We brought tubes from Academy with us, and quickly filled them with out hand-held Ryobi air inflator. My husband and I shared the big Intex 2-person tube, which has a convenient little cooler area for drinks and a storage area that quickly became full of water from us splashing. I think next time I’ll bring a little tub to set in the storage area that I can easily dump out any water. We put our small dry bags with our phones, etc in the storage area.
While there were lots of kids in the shallow area, we headed out to the furthest area of the roped off swim area, and floated around here, taking in the lovely scenery of the lake while our boys played catch with a plastic football that we also picked up from Academy.
The park also rents kayaks, canoes and pedal-boats for exploring the quiet lake. At the nearby boat ramp, we watched several boats with motors ease into the lake, which surprised me as it seems more like a no-wake lake, but they were fishing and slowly headed off to find a good spot. Kayakers we’re scattered everywhere around the lake. It was definitely a serene place to spend the afternoon.
After swimming, we drove around to see the camping areas of the park. I loved how many campsites are right on the water! It would definitely be a great place to come back and camp!
The Huckleberry Trail is a 3.5 mile trail that loops around Lake Bennett, and I’m definitely adding it to my list of trails to do soon! It sounds like a great fall weekend camping destination!
It’s also a well-known mountain-biking destination! The 9-mile Enders Fault trail is rated as moderate.
Woolly Hollow State Park
82 Woolly Hollow Rd, Greenbrier, Arkansas
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