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Withrow Springs State Park Location
Withrow Springs State Park is located in the Northwest Arkansas in the Ozark mountains. It is 22 miles South of Eureka Springs which is a popular tourist destination. It is just a few minutes North of Huntsville Arkansas which has a few restaurants, fuel, and a Wal-Mart if you need supplies.
Withrow Springs State Park Camping
The campground has 29 class AAA paved full hookup campsites with 50 amp service, water, and sewer. There are also 10 walk in primitive tent sites scattered in the woods around a concrete pathway. The park originally had 30 RV campsites but site #3 was removed to make room for the walk in tent sites entrance. The campground has a climate controlled bathhouse as well as picnic tables, lantern post, and fire pits. We were unable to pick up any TV channels over the antenna and would only get about one bar of AT&T wireless service from time to time.
Campsites may be reserved by visiting the Arkansas State Parks website.
Withrow Springs State Park Recreation
The park has a large pool with bathhouse that is great for those hot summer days but has an additional charge for use. There is also kayak and canoe rental available at the visitors center for floating on War Eagle Creek which flows through the park to the South. The rental fees do include put-in and haul-back services. War Eagle Creek is classified as a class I stream and the best floating can be done from March to mid-June.
There are also several shaded picnic areas along a rock bed creek.
Withrow Springs State Park Trails
Withrow Springs State Park has 3 trails to enjoy.
The dogwood nature trail is listed as a moderate difficulty trail that covers 0.75 miles with an estimated hiking time of 1 hour. The trail is names as such for its many flowering dogwood trees which are especially colorful in the spring.
Forest trail is listed as a moderate difficulty trail that covers 1.25 miles with an estimated hiking time of 3-4 hours. The trail follows an old roadway on the Western side of the park and ends where it intersects the road between the office and baseball park. The trail is ideal for wildlife viewing.
War Eagle Trail is listed as an easy trail covering 2 miles round trip. The trail is names for War Eagle Creek which runs along its length. There is a small cave along the way and a scenic overlook that is located on top of a 150 ft. high bluff.
Withrow Springs State Park Nearby Attractions
Eureka Springs – the entire city was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It is sometimes called “The little Switzerland of the Ozarks” because of its mountainous terrain and the winding streets and walkways. Parking is sometimes hard to come by and the streets narrow so you may choose to park in one of the public parking lots and pay to ride the shuttle service which is divided by into four distinct routes. There is plenty of shops, places to eat, and artist.
Thorncrown Chapel – designed by renowned architect E. Fay Jones, Thorncrown has won numerous architectural awards. It is free to visit but donations are accepted.
Great Passion Play – a reenactment of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. It is staged in a 4,000 seat outdoor amphitheater.
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa – When in the area we always visit here to enjoy drinks and eats with a view at the Skybar. There is outdoor seating with a spectacular view while enjoying one of a wide selection of local brews and gourmet pizza.