Twelve miles of horse trails wind through the rolling hills and
beautiful forest of Crowley's Ridge. Horse trails are open March
through November when the ground is dry. Call the park for trail
conditions and closings. Camping with horses is not available in the
park at this time.
Two parks, DeGray Lake Resort and Lake Catherine, offer guided trail
rides. Here, you and your family will follow experienced guides on
designated routes. Reservations are recommended.
Here you can enjoy the unique geology of Crowley's Ridge, a landform
of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas's Mississippi Alluvial Plain. A
geologic anomaly, the ridge is covered with a lush climax Beech-Maple
forest featuring oak, sugar maple, beech, butternut and tulip poplar.
Park interpretive programs and exhibits share the story of the natural
and cultural heritage of Crowley's Ridge. Five park trails totaling
seven miles allow hikers the opportunity to explore this forest on
their own, or on guided trail walks. The park also includes 15 miles of
horse trails. Anglers can fish for bass, bream, catfish and crappie at
the park's two lakes, Lake Austell and Lake Dunn. Launch ramps, boat
docks, bait, fishing boats, electric motors and pedal boats are
available late-spring through Labor Day.
The park campground includes 96 campsites including Premium A, Standard A and Standard B sites
around Lake Dunn. Nestled on a nearby ridge are the park's 10
fully-equipped cabins that feature kitchens and wood-burning
fireplaces. At Lake Austell, picnic sites are situated near a sandy
beach and sun deck. The park also includes four standard pavilions (one
is enclosed), playgrounds, baseball and multi-use fields, and a driving
The park visitor center includes an A/V theater, store, gift shop
and bicycle rentals. The interpretive center offers a large meeting
facility and The Discovery Room that features exhibits of prehistoric
artifacts and information about the wildlife of Crowley's Ridge.
Interpreters offer programs, concerts and special events throughout the
Take Exit #242 off I-40 at Forrest City and go 13 miles north on Ark. 284 to the park.
For more information about Arkansas State Parks historic, heritage and cultural parks, go to: http://www.historystateparks.com/
201 County Road 754
Wynne, AR 72396
To reach the park office or make campsite reservations call (870) 238-9406
To make cabin reservations call 1-800-264-2467
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