TWO LOCAL WALKING TRAILS                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                            Beaver Lake Trail by the Dam

Dogwood Trail in Dam Site Lake Park
spans two miles of relatively steep terrain.
As the name suggests, flowering dogwood
trees abound throughout the area. Spectacular
overlooks, beautiful geographic features,
and one of the largest bluff shelters found on
Beaver Lake await you along the trail.
This trail is rated as difficult.


                                                                                                                                            Lake Leatherwood Park         
 HIKING & BIKING Hiking and biking trails exist around the lake                    
and in other areas of the park. Trails are closed to motorized
vehicles and hikers and bicyclists can enjoy quietude, bird watching,
cool springs, an intermittent creek, historic rock walls, ancient rock
formations and the beauty of nature.


                                                                                                                                    Parks & Recreation Commission

                                              Lake Leatherwood Park
                                                                                         Just two miles west of Eureka Springs off U.S. Highway 62.


LAKE LEATHERWOOD PARK is a 1600-acre municipal park surrounding
an 85 acre spring fed lake. Located off Hwy 62 at the western edge of town,
 it is a place of natural serenity.Lake Leatherwood is formed by one of the largest hand-cut native limestone dams in the country. The dam and several
structures at the park were built in the early 1940s by the WPA.  Lake Leatherwood Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lake Leatherwood waters are home to blue gill, crappie, bream, large mouth bass and channel catfish. The park is a natural habitat for a diverse population
of water foul and other birds, including heron, geese, bald eagles and wild turkey. The woodlands surrounding the lake support many species of wildlife. 
The park offers many recreational opportunities.
FISHING is allowed from the bank or from boats. An Arkansas fishing license is required for persons over 16 years of age.
SWIMMING areas are designated near our WPA era diving platform.
HIKING & BIKING are offered on approximately 15 miles of trails that cover varied terrain surrounding the lake and in other areas of the park.
Trails are closed to motorized vehicles. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy solitude, bird watching, cool springs, an intermittent creek, historic stone walls
and bridges, unusual rock formations and the beauty of nature.
BOATING is allowed, subject to a "NO WAKE" requirement for all motorized boats.  The park includes a paved boat ramp for your convenience.
                                                                                                                                              The City of Eureka Springs Welcomes You to Lake Leatherwood Park.
For more information contact:
Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Commission
532 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-2866