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SPRINGHILL, AR

part ofJohn Paul Hammerschmidt Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Springhill Park sits along John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake in the lush, rolling hills of Arkansas. Campers come here for boating, swimming, birding and relaxing.

Avid mountain bikers enjoy the Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail, a 10-mile "fast" trail where experienced bikers race frequently. The trail is also a designated National Recreation Trail.

Natural Features:

John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake is on the James W. Trimble Lock and Dam of the Arkansas River. Some campsites line the river while others sit between the lake and Massard Creek.

Bottomland hardwood timber banks, steep bluffs and open agricultural fields create the scenery.

Recreation:

Year-round fishing for catfish, bream, crappie and white and largemouth bass is fantastic in the fertile waters of the Arkansas. From late fall until early spring, the tailwaters immediately below the lock and dam boasts some of the best sauger fishing in the country.

Facilities:

Springhill Park offers several spacious sites with electric hookups, along with four large group picnic shelters. Additional amenities include showers, a dump station, playground and boat ramps.

Nearby Attractions:

The Fort Smith Museum of History is located about 20 minutes away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • NOTE: A special event application is required for any event including, but not limited to one or more of the following:

    1. An entry, spectator, or participating fee is charged
    2. If you have an anticipated attendance of 100 or more persons
    3. An extraordinary impact on project resources is expected
    4. Corps personnel provide additional patrols, surveillance, refuse collection, and/or crowd control
    5. Event involves the use of concession tents and/or vendors
    6. Event involves Bounce Houses/Bump N Jump Inflatables
    7. Fishing Tournament
    8. Music Festival

    In addition to the special event application, you may be asked to submit the following information before approval can be granted: (1) proof of liability insurance; (2) event details & description; (3) schedule of events; (4) parking plans. There will be a $50.00 permit fee upon approval of all special events.

    PROHIBITED: Please note that livestock, exotic animals, explosives, loaded projectile firing devices, and commercial activities are prohibited on project lands unless written permission has been received from the District Commander. If commercial tents are permitted for your special event, please note that driving tent stakes into concrete or asphalt on project lands is prohibited.

    Special Event Applications can be obtained by contacting the Russellville Project Office at 479-968-5008.

    Send Applications & Permit Fees to:
    Russellville Project Office
    Attn: Special Event
    1598 Lock and Dam Road
    Russellville, AR 72802

  • Campsites are first come, first served outside the reservation season
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.34111, -94.29694
35°20'28"N, 94°17'49"W

From Barling, Arkansas, take SR-59 north for 1.5 miles and follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPRINGHILL
1700 LOCK AND DAM ROAD
BARLING  AR  72923

Phone Number:

Information:  (479)452-4598
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