Woolly Hollow State Park's Campsites with Electric Hookups Are Out of Service for Renovation

For Immediate Release

Greenbrier -- Camping is a popular activity at Woolly Hollow State Park, located in central Arkansas on the shores of 40-acre Lake Bennett. According to Park Superintendent Mark Roland, the park’s campsites with electric hookups are now out of service to undergo renovation. These campsites will not reopen until early summer 2010. He noted, however, that the park's 10 tent sites remain open and are available for rent. No electric service is provided at these tent sites, but water is available nearby. The $859,828 construction project is being funded by Amendment 75 and a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. The engineering consultant is McClelland Engineering of Little Rock. The contractor is Henley Construction, Inc. of Harrison.

Roland noted that when the 30 campsites reopen, each site will offer 50 amp electric service, water and sewer hookups. Each campsite will also feature a hardened living area furnished with a picnic table, pedestal grill, fire ring/grill, and lantern hanger. Twenty-one sites will also have tent pads. The campground will also include some pull through sites. He continued, “Everyone is looking forward to these campground improvements and what they will mean for our park’s campers and their camping experience here.” Those with questions about the project are encouraged to call the park or visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com/WoollyHollow for details.

Woolly Hollow State Park is one of the 52 state parks and museums administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. To travel to the park, take Exit #125 off I-40 at Conway and travel 12 miles north on U.S. 65, then go six miles east on Ark. 285. For further information, contact: Mark Roland, park superintendent, Woolly Hollow State Park, 82 Woolly Hollow Road, Greenbrier, AR 72058. Phone: 501-679-2098. E-mail: mark.roland@arkansas.gov.
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