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“Old Lake” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Sylvia

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Cabot, Arkansas
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368 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Old Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

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

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little rock arkansas
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“Under-rated”
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 and enjoy with great trails, rocky crags, and forests. It's just not much of a lake. Be sure and take a look at the restored historic log Girl Scout camp across the lake.

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Arkansas, USA
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“Under-used Jewell”
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.

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“Fall Colors & Blue Sky”
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 to this hike and workout. Ending at Lake Sylvia was nice as we walked to the small peninsula and ate the lunch we brought under the blue sky. Great day and great hike!

Visited October 2011
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“A quiet lake hidden just 40 minutes from Little Rock.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

This is one of Arkansas' hidden gems. Lake Sylvia is a short drive from Little Rock. It comes with the classic lake in the mountains that reminds you of going to camp. Being a former Girl Scout camp, it provides a nice swimming hole for $3 per car. I hate to brag about it since it might increase business, but it's worth it.

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