Bliss Ridge / 1505-1

Total Miles
4.4

Elevation

503.35 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a wide, well-maintained, dirt road from the White Rock Mountain Area to Shores Lake. Shores Lake is an 82-acre lake and has hiking, camping, swim areas, restrooms, and a boat ramp. It is a clear lake and has good fishing. ATVs are not allowed in the lake area. There are also a few campsites along the road.

Difficulty

This is a well-maintained gravel road.

History

This area boasts an 82-acre lake with a fully accessible bathroom facility with ramps for the physically challenged. The fishing piers were designed with wheelchair use in mind. Underwater structures were built to attract fish to the fishing piers. The pavilion is also fully accessible and is available by reservation. Construction of the dam at Shores Lake began in the 1930s by men in a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The dam was completed in 1958. A cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped complete the structure.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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Access Description

It is best to come in from 1003 and travel from north to south and end up at the lake.

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