New Cabins Unveiled at Lake Fort Smith State Park

Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg unveiled ten new cabins just in time for spring break.

The $2.1 million dollar project includes five single-story one bedroom/bathroom cabins and five two-bedroom/bathroom cabins. Each cabin has a covered deck with a view of the woods.

A stay in the cabin doesn’t exactly mean roughing it in the woods; high-definition televisions, fireplaces, and spa tubs replace the standard tent and sleeping bag. A kitchen in every cabin comes with a coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher.

Brad Hyman, Assistant Superintendent with Lake Fort Smith State Park says there is plenty of space for everyone since each cabin includes a sofa which folds out to a queen sized bed. He says, “The one bedroom cabins will accommodate four people. The two bedroom cabins will hold up to six.”

5NEWS caught up with John Reed and his wife who were visiting Lake Fort Smith from Lavaca. They’re staying in the new dog-friendly cabin with their four-legged friend Mattie. He says being able to find a cabin which allows pets is important to them.

“We like to take her wherever we can,” Reed says. “She’s part of the family.”

The new cabins put you steps away from the activities of being in the wild. Hiking trails, boating, and kayaking are easily accessible. For the kids, there’s even a playground.

Hyman says space is limited and the cabins are booking fast. The park will start a waiting list once a date is booked.

The one bed/bath cabins go for $127 a night. The two bed/bath cabins go for $142.

If you are interested in booking a cabin, check out www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakefortsmith.

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