What to know
The serene 18-acre Lake Sylvia is noted for its swimming and fishing opportunities only 38 miles west of Little Rock. The trail system around the lake offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy an easy nature walk with interpretive signs or venture to the Ouachita National Recreation Trail for a backpackers experience. The Trees of the Forest interpretive trail is an accessible trail for the physically disabled visitors. Another interpretive trail, the Wildlife Trail, offers information identifying the common wildlife species in the area. The Lake Sylvia Spur Trail is an additional access provided for the hikers to connect with the Ouachita National Recreation Trail from the Lake Sylvia Recreation Area.