Summer at Woolly Hollow State Park

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Woolly Hollow State Park
Woolly Hollow State Park

Woolly Hollow State Park is a state park to head where you can find prime summer activities to take on like fishing, boating, and swimming on 40-acre Lake Bennett. The 440-acre park is located in Greenbrier about 20 miles north of Conway and 50 miles from Little Rock.

Woolly Hollow State Park

The lake here was named after Dr. Hugh H. Bennett, the first director of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, today the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A sandy swimming beach at the lake has lifeguards on duty during the summer. Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent here at the park or a free launch ramp is available for visitors who bring their own. Camping is also available at the park for those that want to stay the night and there are four trails here you can explore while here too.

Swim beach at Lake Bennett

Enders Fault Mountain Bike Trail is a 9.4 mile trail that both mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy. The trail is named after the area’s active seismic fault line just north of the park. The trail takes you through valleys along creeks and also has views of Lake Bennett. Those on a bike can choose to ride the entire trail or divide it into two loops, the North Loop and the South Loop. The 3.5 mile Huckleberry Trail loops around Lake Bennett offering nice views of the lake. Near this trailhead is the 1/5 mile Gold Creek Loop, which is perfect for small kids.  The loop travels along the banks of Gold Creek. The Cabin Trail is a 1/2 mile jaunt that begins at the Woolly Cabin. History buffs will enjoy the Woolly Cabin, an original 1882 one-room family homestead.

Woolly Cabin