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Address: Hot Springs, AR

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Fun lake, boy scout activity

This lake is fun and has much to offer. The Boy Scouts use this site for some activities, it is in a nice location near town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This lake is fun and has much to offer. The Boy Scouts use this site for some activities, it is in a nice location near town.

Thank SkipCoys
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

It has a wonderful camping area. It also has a great swimming area with picnic tables and grills. It is a wonderful place to go camping or swimming!!

2 Thank Abby313
Fort Worth, Texas
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186 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Lake and rec area is closed (October 2014). Water levels low. Campground in rough shape and only had 3 campsites ( 1 was host?) Save your time and dont drive out there expecting to be pleased. No cell service for ATT.

Thank TexasLuv2Golf
Little Rock, Arkansas
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

I was a young girl and have a very fond memory of a natural rock slide with rushing water that ended in a small wade pool. Lots of fun kids. I hope to visit again.

Thank Laura G
Perryville, Arkansas
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is a charming little lake located about an hour outside of Little Rock. It is quiet and very peaceful with everything you could want for camping. It has a campground with city water and electric hookups for RVs and 2 bathhouses in the campground. There is a really nice swimming area and a bathhouse on the other side and... More 

Thank Chad D
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

This is camping like it should be! Wonderful for a picnic as well! A lake in the middle of the mountains... Worth the drive!

1 Thank greenmtntrail
Cabot, Arkansas
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368 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

Great for Boy and Girl Scout campouts. Good for family picnic

1 Thank Geoark1946
little rock arkansas
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286 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I actually love Lake Sylvia. It is far more than average, but as a lake it is not much. What I am saying is that this forest service property is beautifully sited on the Ouachita Trail , with campgrounds and bathroom facilities and there is swimming in the pea-green colored lake in the summer. It's a great site to visit... More 

3 Thank jimjade3
Arkansas, USA
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Beautiful setting - small lake with campgrounds surrounded by National Forest. Most campgrounds are Class A with water and electricity. Great swimming area. Only 30 minutes from Little Rock.

1 Thank jerryberry72207
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

Hiked the Lake Sylvia Trail starting on the one lane road just past the camping sites and took the trail to the south. Fall colors are starting and the leaves lined the trail in bright colors. Trail started very easy but gradually increased in intensity. Adding big and small rocks and fallen trees to climb over added a great element... More 

Thank Mibin

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