I live just a few miles from this wonderful state park. The setting on the edge of the ridge of this mountain is wonderful. Unfortunately the State Parks Department has bungled the renovation of the lodge. It has been closed for months and the inept contractor has been fired but they didn't seem to have a plan B when he was fired. Who knows when it will be operational as a lodge and restaurant again. The campground is still operational and is great if you have camping accomodations.
There are many cabins scattered around Polk County to base out of and visit the park. There are also several Motels and Hotels to choose from in Mena just thirteen miles away.
The fall foilage season is over but winter can be beautiful and fun. You might just have the whole park to yourself.
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