Touted as one of Arkansas's "most picturesque state parks," Woolly Hollow State Park offers a quaint retreat up in the Ozarks. Weary RV travelers will want to stop over here for a night, or even a weekend, to experience all the fun activities and historic attractions available at the park.
This vast green space was formerly the homestead of the Woolly family, who migrated here from Tennessee in the mid-19th century. Martin Woolly constructed the cabin you'll see on your excursions throughout the park, although it has since been moved and restored. Why not plan your visit during early spring to take a guided tour inside this historic homestead?
Once you've had your fill of history, hit the hiking trails or head down to the beach to fish, paddle, or take a dip. After a long day of adventuring, grab a corn dog or an ice cream from the park's snack bar and watch the sunset over Lake Bennett.
A word of caution to anyone planning a tent or RV camping trip at Woolly Hollow State Park: beware of snakes! The park's alpine lake ecosystem is said to be home to some rather large and imposing water moccasins. Pack a snake bite kit in your camper and keep a sharp eye out for these slithering critters while hiking. You might also consider signing up for an interpretive program that teaches visitors about the snakes that live in Woolly Hollow.
When you're ready to hit the road in the RV again, don't forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir to take home!
The park's paved roads are a cinch for big rigs and standard vehicles alike to navigate. RV sites are paved, level, and back-in. Highway 65 is a short drive away and leads southwest into the town of Greenbrier, where RV road-trippers can refuel, restock on supplies, and grab a bite to eat at both local and fast food restaurants.
Two paved parking lots are available by the park office and picnic area. No parking or entrance fees apply at Woolly Hollow State Park, making this a wallet-friendly destination for day-use visitors.
If you're planning a tent or RV camping trip to Woolly Hollow State Park, you have two options. "Glampers" can choose one of 30 premium Class AAA sites with full hookups, tables, grills, and easy access to the bathhouses. Or, you can really rough it at one of the park's 10 primitive tent sites. No fancy hookups, no extra amenities -- just you, your camping crew, and the great outdoors! (And some communal water taps for your convenience.)
All RV sites accommodate vehicles up to 60 feet long and come equipped with water, sewer, and 50-amp electric hookups. Only two of the sites are accessible for guests with disabilities.
While the campground is open year-round, facilities are only open seasonally. Walk-ins are welcome, or campers can reserve their site up to a year in advance. Don't forget to stop by the park office to check in before occupying your site.
The fish are always biting at Lake Bennett, specifically bass, bream, and catfish! Cast your line from the shore, or rent a flatbottom fishing boat from the park office if you don't have your own craft. Don't forget to pick up a state fishing license and some bait first!
Spend a lazy day paddling around Lake Bennett in a non-motorized boat! The complimentary boat launch is open to guests who bring their own watercraft. Don't have our own boat? Rent a kayak, canoe, or pedal boat from the park office!
Pack your swimming trunks in the motorhome and get ready to doggy paddle the day away in Lake Bennett! You won't need to worry about safety -- lifeguards are on duty to supervise your swim. The swimming area is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Treat yourself to a serene stroll in nature during your RV camping trip at Woolly Hollow State Park. Enjoy a hike with a side of history along The Cabin Trail, a half-mile trek which starts at the 19-century Woolly Cabin. From here, you can connect to the Huckleberry Trail, a longer, three-and-a-half-mile hike which features a waterfall and some stunning vistas of the park from the ridge.
Get your heart pumping on the Enders Fault Mountain Biking Trail! This route stretches just over nine miles and offers two paths diverging in the Woolly Hollow woods. The North Loop section is perfect for beginners, while the South Loop features some steep inclines for those craving a challenge. Which path will you take?
All that hiking, biking, swimming, and fishing is bound to make you hungry, so why not end the day's adventures with a picnic down by the swimming beach? You can cook your catch of the day on one of the grills, or buy some grub from the on-site snack bar.