Woolly Hollow State Park

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Woolly Hollow State Park

The Basics

Woolly Hollow State Park
82 Woolly Hollow Road
Greenbrier, AR 72058

Phone: (501) 679-2098
Email: woollyhollow@arkansas.com

Directions: From Conway: Take Exit #125 off I-40 and travel 12 miles north on U.S. Hwy 65, then go six miles east on Ark. Hwy 285 to the park.

About Woolly Hollow

Nestled in the southern reaches of the Ozarks, and only about 50 miles north of Little Rock, Woolly Hollow State Park is a 370 acre recreation park located along 40 acre reservoir Lake Bennett. Lake Bennett was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935, and was deeded over to Faulkner County. At that time the park was called Centerville Park, because of its close location to the town of Centerville. The area was established as a State Park in 1973.

Today the park is a popular location for swimming, fishing, and other water recreation activities on the clear waters and sandy shores of Lake Bennett. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and fishing boats, with or without motors, can be rented for use upon the lake. The park also offers a gift shop, snack bar, and bathrooms with showers located near the beach area.

30 camping sites are available in the park, with 20 of those offering electric and water hookups. The remaining 10 sites are tent-only sites located along the water, and offer no hookups. Even though this park has undergone many improvements over the years, campers with large rigs will find it difficult to maneuver around the camping area. Read this review for more info (click Display Older Reviews).

A 3½ mile hiking trail is also available for visitors to enjoy. The trail circles Lake Bennett, crossing the earthen dam, and returns to the bathhouse in the campground where it started.

Also located on the property is Woolly Cabin. The area (Woolly Hollow) and cabin are named after the Woolly family from Tennessee, who were one of the first to settle in this area. In 1851, William Riley Woolly and his family settled here from Waynesboro, Tennessee. In 1882, his son, Martin Alfred Woolly, built a one room log cabin on land he homesteaded in 1859. Originally located less than a mile from the park, the cabin was built from logs more than a foot thick and over 18 feet in length. In 1975, the park had the cabin moved to its present location, and was restored.

Features & Facilities

Gift Shop | Pavilion | Picnic Area/Tables | Playground | Historic Cabin | Campground | Restrooms | Showers | Dump Station | Watercraft Rentals

Activities Available

Camping | Hiking Trails

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