Shores Lake Recreation Area offers an 82-acre lake with a fully accessible bathroom facility with ramps for the physically challenged. The fishing piers were designed with wheelchair use in mind. Underwater structures were built to attract fish to the fishing piers. The pavilion is also fully accessible and is available by reservation. Construction of the dam at Shores Lake began in the 1930s by men in a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The dam was completed in 1958. A cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped complete the structure. Shores Lake Loop Trail is a showcase of upland hardwoods and shortleaf pine groves. The trail treats hikers to views of waterfalls and wildlife. 18 campsites and 28 family picnicking units. Pavilion for group picnicking by reservation only. Camping trailers allowed, no hook-ups or dumpsite available. Electric sites have 110 outlet & 30 amp outlet access. A campground host is present until November. Due to remote location of campground, water and electricity may be temporarily unavailable during inclement weather or other emergency situations.
Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Bass ; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch.
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You need to bring your own firewood. It’s beautiful and very quiet and peaceful. Off season you may just have the whole place to yourself!
If you are a US Cellular customer there is no cell service at Shores Lake. This is a positive if you are escaping from civilization and a negative if you have a family member who gets worried when they don't hear from you. You decide which camp you fall into.
It is hard to score a campground with a decent lake right next to it below three stars. Shores lake is pretty and a lot less traveled than the Beaver Lake campgrounds. The camp sites are shaded and well maintained. The shower and bathroom facilities need some upgrades
There are a bunch of hiking trails. Dirt bikes, horses and ATVs are prohibited. The maximum size motor you can have on your boat is 10 horse power. Shores Lake is really for fishing, not motor boating.
This is a clean and quiet campground.