Lake Sylvia to Winona Lake and HWY9

Total Miles


458.34 ft



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Best Time

spring, fall, winter



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Trail Overview

This trail starts at Lake Sylvia State Park where camping, swimming and water/electric sites are available if needed. Its a great place to explore. After leaving Lake Sylvia this route takes you to LAKE WINONA (you will see the intersection where you can pick up a rule pamphlet and turn right to Winona) but this route goes straight to hwy 9 where you can go back to Lake Sylvia or head elsewhere.




Lake Sylvia Recreation Area is nestled between scenic pine and oak-clad mountains in the northeast corner of the Ouachita National Forest. The serene 18-acre lake is noted for its swimming and fishing opportunities only 38 miles west of Little Rock. The trail system offers visitors an opportunity to hike, enjoy an easy nature walk, connect with the Ouachita National Recreation Trail for a backpacking experience, go trail running or gravel grinding. There is also a swimming beach, bathhouses, and picnic sites. Interpretive programming is offered. The park has 14 campsites with water and electricity ($25 per night), 8 primitive sites ($15 per night), seven camper cabins with bathrooms, and two group tent camping sites ($35 per night). Campsites are first-come, first-serve and there is a self-pay station (cash only).

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Access Description

Take Arkansas Hwy. 9 south from Perryville, AR for 9 miles; turn right (southwest) at sign on Arkansas Hwy. 324 for 4 miles. Latitude : 34.8676194 Longitude : -92.8224056