Shores Lake Recreation Area offers an 82-acre lake with a fully accessible bathroom facility with ramps for the physically challenged. The fishing piers were designed with wheelchair use in mind. Underwater structures were built to attract fish to the fishing piers. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish, and bluegills. Other accessible features include the boathouse, a ramp on the swimming beach, and a pavilion. Construction of the dam at Shores Lake began in the 1930s by men in a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The dam was completed in 1958. A cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped complete the structure. Shores Lake Loop Trail is a showcase of upland hardwoods and shortleaf pine groves. The trail treats hikers to views of waterfalls and wildlife. 19 single campsites. 4 multiple unit campsites. 28 family picnicking units. Pavilion for group picnicking. Camping trailers allowed, no hook-ups.
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