Atop the forested hills in Northeast Arkansas, Crowley’s Ridge State Park is situated on a unique geological formation and has a rich history. Native log and stone structures, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, set the tone for this park’s rustic quality. Facilities include five bunk cabins for group lodging, four duplex cabins with kitchens and fireplaces, one rustic cabin with kitchen, 26 campsites (18 Class B and eight tent sites), picnic areas, hiking trails, pavilions, a 31-acre fishing lake, and 3.5-acre swimming area. The park offers fishing boat, kayak, and pedal boat rentals. From Paragould, the park is nine miles west on U.S. 412, then two miles south on Hwy. 168.
Camping- Year-round camping is available in a secluded area among the tall trees. Twenty-six campsites (18 RV sites with water/electricity and 8 tent sites) and a modern ADA accessible bathhouse provide for an enjoyable camping experience.
Activities- A large open area located just west of the visitor center, across Hwy 168, provides hours of sporting fun during impromptu games or organized group gatherings. Four and a half miles of hiking trails meander through the beautiful forest of Crowley’s Ridge, allowing you to view some of the most unique flora and fauna found in the state. Lake Ponder trail, .45 mile in length, is completely barrier-free.
Picnicking- Coupled with the scenic beauty of the Ridge in all seasons, the picnic areas with tables and grills are located throughout the park. Group pavilions are available for rent and must be reserved at the visitor center before being used (deposit required and can be reserved up to a year in advance)