Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Petit Jean Toltec Mounds Crowley's Ridge Devil's Den Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Lake Dardanelle Cossatot River Crater of Diamonds Logoly Mississippi River Mount Magazine Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain Powhatan Courthouse Prairie Grove Battlefield [X] Lake Fort Smith [X] Village Creek Region Northwest Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Heather Johnson Arkansas State Parks Staff Tara Gillanders Date Published November 2020 August 2020 June 2020 May 2020 [X] April 2020 January 2020 January 2019 January 2017 October 2016 [X] March 2016 Video: Stream at Lake Fort Smith State Park Apr 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson As the spring rain settles in on the Boston Mountains of Lake Fort Smith State Park, the rainwater finds the quickest routes down the mountainsides to form hundreds of bubbling, temporary streams. The flowing waters breathe life into the forest by providing new water sources for plants and animals and providing habitat for aquatic insects and amphibians. The gentle streams... Living Hillsides Virtual Hike Apr 2020 ⁄ Heather Johnson Lake Fort Smith State Park is a beautiful oasis nestled in the Boston Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. The lake is pristine and teeming with life, but this outstanding water reservoir would not be as special as it is without its surrounding hillsides. These living, tree-covered hillsides protect the lake from erosion and deep within the forest are many hidden treasures. Winter on the Ridge Mar 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Winter may seem an unlikely season to go exploring outdoors, but it really can be amazing. This is the time of year to experience the geologic structure of Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas. More Fun at Lake Fort Smith State Park Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Who doesn’t enjoy an evening by the fire, nestled in a cabin, in the woods, near a lake? Made all the more special as you feel your muscles relax after a day of hiking, kayaking and fishing.