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Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area- Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is in its initial stages of development. The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is open for limited outdoor recreation and nature study, and offers undeveloped access to 28,000-acre Beaver Lake. The park is found 10 miles east of Rogers on Arkansas Hwy. 12.

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Description - Beaver Lake is noted for excellent fishing and hunting. The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is open for limited outdoor recreation and nature study. The Management Area includes an all-weather public firing range and regulated seasonal hunting opportunities. Three trails offer 11 miles of hiking and five remote, primitive campsites.

Attractions - Located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains adjacent to The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Beaver Lake is popular for its excellent fishing opportunities. There are caves and museums nearby. The 12,045 acre Hobbs State Park lies on the southern shores of 28,370 acre Beaver Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border stretch along the shores of Beaver Lake. Future development and expanded visitor programs at the HSP-CA will include cabins, pavilions, picnic areas, additional hiking trails, and archery and orienteering courses. Currently available to the public are four hiking trails including a 1/2-mile, barrier-free historical trail and 16-mile multi-use trail; an all-weather public firing range; regulated seasonal hunting; undeveloped access to Beaver Lake; and interpretive programs. HSP-CA is Arkansas's only state park where hunting is allowed.

Recreation - Beaver Lake offers visitors a range of recreational opportunities such as boating, swimming, water skiing, scuba diving, picnicking and sighseeing. The most popular activities however are fishing and hunting. The lake itself provides year-round fishing pleasure for adventurous anglers who can try their luck at catching large and small-mouth bass, crappie, bream, white bass, stripers, and channel or spoon-bill catfish.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Beaver Lake is located in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas. From Fayetteville, travel 22 miles north on US 71, then go east on US 62 until you reach the lake. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is located 10 miles east of Rogers on State Highway 12.


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Filed By: Lynn Markel (Rogers, AR)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Please update description on website to change name from Beaver Lake S.P. to Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area with following description: Hobbs State Park - Conservation, located 10 miles east of Rogers, at some 12,000 acres is the largest of the Arkansas state parks. It's Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail is sixteen miles long for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. Parking for the multi-use trail is two miles south of Highway 12 on Townsend Ridge Road (near War Eagle Road). Shaddox Hollow Trail, one mile north of Highway 12 on Highway 303 offers gorgeous views of Arkansas forest on a 1 1/2 mile moderately difficult hike. Historic Van Winkle Trail, a half-mile ADA walk, is accessible from a parking area on Highway 12 at Van Winkle Hollow. Pigeon Roost Trail has four and eight mile hiking loops as well as primative camping sites. A 17,000 Visitor Center on Highway 12 will open in late 2008. NOTE: We would also appreciate you listing www.FriendsofHobbs.com website as a link from your website.

Filed By: Pam
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We were in the area on vacation in October 2005. We fell in love with Beaver Lake! We can recommend Cabin Fever cabins and Lakeshore cabins. There is so much to do in the Beaver Lake /Eureka Springs area. We are planning our trip back for 2006!


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Contact Information:
Beaver Lake, 2260 North 2nd Street , Rogers, AR, 72756-2439, Phone: 501-636-1210

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area - Beaver Lake State Park is in its initial stages of development. The Hobbs State Management Area is open for limited outdoor recreation and nature study, and offers undeveloped access to 28,000-acre Beaver Lake.
Ozark Mountains Region - The Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas provide abundant outdoor recreation, scenic driving and developed urban areas.

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Friends of Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area - HSP-CA Supporter

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