John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake

Us Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas.

John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake extends 26 miles along the Arkansas River, about half in Arkansas and half in Oklahoma. The shoreline offers a variety of terrain that includes bottomland hardwood timber banks, steep bluffs, open agricultural fields, and urban developments. Outdoor recreational opportunities exists at four parks. Modern park amenities include boat launching ramps, drinking water, camp sites, picnic sites, playgrounds, and trails.

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Located between Fort Smith and Van Buren, AR .

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