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					 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area
 Ouachita National Forest
                                                                          Biking   Camping    Fishing   HIking   Swimming



Come and Enjoy:                                                          Things to Know:                                        SOUTHERN REGION
                                                                                                                                NATIONAL FORESTS
    Nestled between scenic pine and oak-clad mountains in                   To help ensure an enjoyable visit for every-
the northeast corner of the Ouachita National Forest is Lake             one, please note the following regulations.            The U.S. Department of
Sylvia Recreation Area. The serene 18-acre lake is noted for             These rules are designed to help prevent            Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
                                                                         damage to the natural resources and facilities      discrimination in all its pro-
its swimming and fishing opportunities only 38 miles west of
                                                                         as well as prevent conflicts with other forest      grams and activities on the
Little Rock.                                                                                                                 basis of race, color, national
                                                                         visitors.
Facilities:                                                                                                                  origin, age,      disability, and
                                                                            • Register within 30 minutes of your arrival;




                                                                                                                                                                  LAKE SYLVIA RECREATION AREA
    • 19 camping units with electricity                                       check out time is 2 p.m.                       where applicable, sex, mari-
    • 8 camping units - tent only, no electricity                                                                            tal status, familial status, pa-
                                                                            • Campsites may not be reserved for others.
    • 36 picnicking units                                                                                                    rental status, religion, sexual
                                                                            • Campsites are limited to one family or         orientation, genetic informa-
    • 2 group campsites                                                       group of six.
    • Swimming area and beach                                                                                                tion, political beliefs, reprisal,
                                                                            • Camping stay is limited to 14 consecutive      or because all or a part of an
    • Diving platform                                                         days.                                          individual's income is derived
    • Restrooms (flush toilets and showers)                                 • Use only dead and down wood for camp-          from any public assistance
    • Volleyball court                                                        fires.                                         program. (Not all prohibited
    • Horseshoe pits                                                        • Pets are allowed on a leash or restraint and   bases apply to all programs.)
    • Hiking trails                                                           restricted from the beach.                     Persons with disabilities who
    • Interpretive trails                                                   • Picnic area and beach are open from 8          require alternative means for
    • Trailer sanitary station                                                a.m. to 9 p.m.                                 communication of program
    • Amphitheater                                                          • Nonalcoholic beverage only in beach area.      information (Braille, large
    • Water fountains and hydrants                                                                                           print, audiotape, etc.) should
                                                                            • Fireworks are not allowed within the
    These facilities are available on a first-come, first-served                                                             contact USDA's TARGET
                                                                              national forest.
basis during the recreation season from mid-spring to early                                                                  Center at (202) 720-2600
                                                                            • Camping is not allowed in the picnic area      (voice and TDD).
fall. Fees are charged for the use of the area. Current fees                  or beach.                                         To file a complaint of
are posted at the self-service pay station with instruction                 • Golden Age/Access Passports are                discrimination write to USDA,
son how to pay. Camping fees include swimming privi-                          accepted.                                      Director, Office of Civil
leges.                                                                   Directions:                                         Rights, 1400 Independence
For more information, contact:                                              The area can be accessed from State              Avenue, S.W., Washington,
Jessieville Visitor Information Ctr. Ouachita National Forest            Highway 9 and 10 via State Highway 324, or          D.C. 20250-9410 or call
    8607 Highway 7 N.                  P.O. Box 1270                     from State Highway 9 and 10 via Forest              (800) 795-3272 (voice) or
                                                                         Roads 132 and 152.                                  (202)      720-6382       (TDD).
    Jessieville, AR 71949              Hot Springs AR 71902
                                                                                                                             USDA is an equal opportunity
    (501) 984-5313                     Phone: (501) 321-5202                                                                 provider and employer.

         OUACHITA NATIONAL FOREST • P.O. Box 1270 • Hot Springs, AR 71902 • 501.321.5202 • http://www.aokforests.com
         RA-04 Revised Sept. 2008
 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area
 Ouachita National Forest

Trails and Scenic Drive:               Camping:                                                                                                     59
                                                                                                                                                    271        112                   Booneville            10            Danville         7                             9

                                                                                                                                              Poteau                                                                                              Perryville
 • Trees of the Forest Trail -            For your comfort and convenience, each camping                                              270                 59
                                                                                                                                                                                       71
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    60                60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        60

                                                                                                                                                                                            Waldron
   0.4 mile, paved, accessible,        unit includes a table, tent/trailer pad, cooking grill,                                          271
                                                                                                                                                 270
                                                                                                                                                          Heavener
                                                                                                                                                                                 248                        28                                7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         27

   self-guided,      interpretive      lantern post and parking spur. A water hydrant,                                               Talihina
                                                                                                                                                                           59
                                                                                                                                                                           270
                                                                                                                                                                                      71
                                                                                                                                                                                     270
                                                                                                                                                                                                     270                    298                       Jessieville

   trail.                              garbage receptacle, restrooms and showers are within                                                                                 59
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mena
                                                                                                                                                                                            88
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Oden                                                  70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5

                                                                                                                                                N                                                                             270
                                       walking distance from each unit.                                                                                                     71                                     Mt.Ida




                                                                                                                                                                OKLAHOMA
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                                                                                                                                                                ARKANSAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot
 • Wildcat Mountain Bike                  Travel trailers up to 22 feet in length can be accom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              70                  7   Springs
                                                                                                                                                                                 4                                                                      30
   Trail - 11 miles. Check at          modated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           70          Glenwood

   a Forest Service office for
   details.
 • Lake Sylvia Trail Complex                                                                                                                                                                                             Parking

   - Lake Sylvia Loop (0.7                                                                                                                                                                                               Restroom
   miles), Wildlife Loop (0.8                                                                                                                                                                                    152     Forest Service
   miles),      Chinquapin                                                                                                                                                                                               Road
                                                                                                                                        Day-use
                                                                                                                                         Picnic                                              324
   Loop (0.6 miles), Chinqua-                        Lake Sylvia                                                                         area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 324     State Highway
   pin Spur, National Recre-                            Spur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Accessible
                                                                                                                                                                 Boat
   ation Trail Spur.                                  0.5 mi. to                                                                                                 Ramp
                                    4 mi. to Hwy 9




                                                      Ouachita                Camp                                                                                                                                       Self-Service
 • Ouachita National Recre-                           National                Host               152                                                   Swim                                                              Pay Station
                                                     Recreation                                                             Bathhouse                  Area
   ation Trail - 192 miles,east                         Trail                                               row    Cree
                                                                                                                        k                                                                                                Amphitheater
                                                                                                         Nar
   to west, cross-country                                                                                         0.2 mi.                                                                                                Dump Station
   hiking trail. Maps are                                                                                                                           Lake Sylvia




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4 mi. to Hwy 9 & 10
   available at national forest                         Trees of the Forest
                                                         Interpretive Trail                       Loop A
   offices throughout the area.                              0.4 mi.
                                                                                                                                                Lake Sylvia Loop                                                            Camp Ouachita
 • Winona Scenic Drive - 27                                                                                                                          0.8 mi.                                                                 Historic Site
                                                                                       Loop B
   miles, unpaved roads with                                                                     Tent
                                                                                                 Camping
   spectacular views of Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dam
   Winona and the eastern
                                                                                               Group
   portion of the Ouachita                                                                     Campsites
   mountain range. Ties into                              Chinquapin                                                                 Wildlife Loop                                                                                       Paved Road
                                                                                     0.4 mi.                                            0.8 mi.
   Scenic Highway 7 National                              Overlook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Unpaved Road
   Scenic Byway and Flatside                                                                                       Chinquapin Loop
                                                                                                                       0.7 mi.
   Wilderness.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Trail




                                                                                                                                                                                 N
                                                            Ouachita National                       0.3 mi.
                                                           Recreation Trail Spur
                                                                0.6 miles                                                                                                                                                                River or stream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mountain