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Withrow Springs

This park is located in Northwest Arkansas, near Huntsville, AR. It was started in 1962 and includes 786 acres. This park has a GREAT camping loop for RVs/Trailers (30 spots) and 10 walk-in campsites. The campgrounds have a nice bathhouse with restrooms and showers. It would be a great park to go back and visit in the summer. Swimming opportunities abound and it's well know locally for it's swimming pool. However, the pool at Withrow Springs has been closed for two years. Visitor Center staff had hopes it would be open this summer, so check in with them and put Withrow on a weekend swimming/camping list.

They also have tennis courts and baseball fields. Huxley was more interested in the playground and it's a great one. He certainly gave the Withrow Springs State Park Playground a thumbs up!

Also near the playground is the actual site of Withrow Spring. The spring starts along a hillside and then meanders down a small stream before spilling into War Eagle Creek.

At Withrow Springs we would put a hike on the War Eagle Trail on your "Must Do" list. It's an easy 1 mile trail. The elevation changes are up and down, but at only a mile it's still relatively easy. If you want to make it easier, park on AR Hwy 23 at the trailhead parking lot and go to the overlook and back only. This shortens the trek by a 1/2 mile. This trail follows a high bluff along War Eagle Creek.

The views from the overlook are great and there are a couple benches along the way to stop and have a snack or lunch.

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