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Lake Frierson State Park

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Area  46 ha
Biome  Forest
Phone  +1 870-932-2615
Lake Frierson State Park
Address  7904 Arkansas 141, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA
Management  Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Similar  Crowley's Ridge State Park, Lake Poinsett State Park, Lake Charles State Park, Davidsonville Historic State Park, Jacksonport State Park

Kayaking at lake frierson state park


Lake Frierson State Park is a 114-acre (46 ha) Arkansas state park in Greene County, Arkansas in the United States. Containing a 335 acres (136 ha) reservoir built by the Soil Conservation Service, the park entered the system in 1975. The park skirts the Crowley's Ridge formation and offers fishing as well as hiking, camping, kayaking, and a visitor center.

Contents

In addition to the recreation opportunities at Lake Frierson, the area is home to a unique blend of forests in the state. Located partially in a forest similar to those found in the Appalachians, the park also contains the oak-hickory forest native to the Ozarks and a wide variety of rare trees in Arkansas on Crowley's Ridge's northern slopes, including the cucumber tree, northern red oak and tulip tree.

Lake frierson state park


HistoryEdit

In the 1970s, the Soil Conservation Service (now known as Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS) constructed ten dams along the western edge of Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas. The ridge is a geological formation that rises 150–250 feet (46–76 m) above the surrounding flat Arkansas delta. A lawyer from Jonesboro named Charles Frierson was instrumental in acquiring the property as a state park. The site officially became a state park when funding was approved by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1975. Although initially only a day-use park, Lake Frierson has grown to a full service park with visitor center and camping facilities.

RecreationEdit

Camping is available in four class C and three class D campsites on the east side of the lake. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, and an air-conditioned and heated pavilion with room for 80 attendees is available for rent. Fishing for bream, catfish, crappie, and bass is available in the timber-filled Lake Frierson. Non-motor fishing boats and pedal boats are available for rent, and bait, supplies, and fishing licenses can be purchased at the visitor center. Visitors are also able to hike along the circular 12-mile (0.80 km) Dogwood Lane Trail, a self-guided interpretative trail.

Crowley's Ridge State Park is 10 miles (16 km) to the south on Arkansas Highway 141, offering additional camping and recreational activities.

References

Lake Frierson State Park Wikipedia


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