New Cabins Open at Lake Fort Smith State Park

While I love sitting around a fire at a tent campsite, you’ll never hear me complain about stoking a wood-burning fireplace in a cabin either. Hmmm, my focus seems to be on fires on this cold winter day; but, what I’m really talking about are places to stay in the great outdoors.

Lake Fort Smith State Park cabin great roomYour newest option is at Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg. Ten new rental cabins are now open there. Each is fully-equipped and feature a great room with a wood-burning fireplace, high definition satellite TV, kitchen, and dining area. Five cabins offer one bedroom and one bathroom. The other five cabins include two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

You can enjoy an elevated covered deck with a woods view at the back of each cabin with a picnic table and a grill on the ground level. Inside, the one bedroom cabins have bathrooms with spa tubs. The two bedroom cabins two bathrooms, one with a spa tub and one with a walk-in shower.

Two of the cabins (a one-bedroom cabin and a two-bedroom cabin) are barrier-free to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities. Tubs are not offered in these two barrier-free cabins. The bathroom in the one-bedroom barrier-free cabin features a roll-in shower. The two-bedroom barrier-free cabin features a roll-in shower in one bathroom and a walk-in shower in the other.

None of Lake Fort Smith’s 10 cabins will be designated “dog-friendly.” However, service animals will be welcome.

A one-bedroom cabin will rent for $127/two adults/day. A two-bedroom cabin will be $142/four adults/day. Each additional person will be $12/day. The toll-free number for Lake Fort Smith’s cabin reservations is:  888-695-3526.

LakeFortSmithSPLake Fort Smith State Park offers outdoor adventures such as camping, fishing, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, hiking and nature study. For backpackers, the park serves as the western terminus of the 165-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail.

It features campsites, group facilities for dining and lodging, picnic sites, a pavilion, swimming pool with adjacent wading pool and splash pad, marina with boat rentals, double lane boat launch ramp, hiking trails and a playground. The park’s 8,000-square-foot visitor center includes exhibits, a meeting/classroom, and an outdoor patio featuring a native stone, wood-burning fireplace and a lake view. The exhibit gallery includes a log cabin, covered wagon, re-created Shepherd Spring, and a diorama of the lake. Many exhibits are hands-on, and some contain live animals for education. Kids love this area, of course. A theater features a 16-minute video that further tells the park’s story and will connect you to the water resources of this valley.

The park is eight miles north of Mountainburg on U.S. 71, or take Exit #29 off I-540 at Mountainburg.

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6 comments on “New Cabins Open at Lake Fort Smith State Park
  1. MERNA CONNER says:

    KEEP A CHECK ON THE HOT WATER, WE HAD NONE ON SAT 5/4 TIL 4:00PM AND WEDDING BEGAN SEATING AT 5:00PM. PLUS NO WI FI, 60% OF US HAD NO PHONE SERVICE “0”, NIL, NONE
    OTHER THAN THAT IT IS BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH THE PLACE, ESP THE CABIN

  2. Robin fletcher says:

    Do you offer discounts to seniors age 78 yrs.

    • U.S. Citizens 62 and over and U.S. Citizens with 100% permanent and total disability will be admitted to state park campgrounds at the discounted rates established in PD 2000. Proper identification or documentation is required to obtain a discount.

  3. Lauren Elkins says:

    Good afternoon,

    We have a group event coming up at the end of March and were interested in staying the the new cabins, in Mountainburg, AR. I seen the two- bedroom is 4 people per night, with the additional of $12 per person. Would you accept 11 ladies in the cabin? We would bring our air mattresses, as we will all find our sleeping places. Please let me know if March 19th is available. thanks!
    -Lauren Elkins

    • Lauren – that sounds like a fun girls trip! While I wrote this blog, I don’t work for the park. So, you’ll have to contact the park directly to make reservations and ask them about the additional people in the cabin. I know they will be happy to set you up the best way possible. You can call them at 479-369-2469. Thanks! Enjoy your trip! Jill

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