Park facilities include a group lodging area featuring five bunk cabins, a kitchen/dining hall and bathhouse; four fully-equipped, modern duplex cabins with kitchens [in two duplex units]; 26 campsites (18 Class B and eight Tent Sites); picnic areas; snack bar; trails; standard pavilions; baseball field; 31-acre fishing lake (electric motors only); and a 3 1/2-acre swimming lake. The park offers fishing boat, kayak, and pedal boat rentals. Interpretive programs are offered here throughout the year.
Camping: Year-round camping is available in a secluded area among the tall trees. Twenty-six campsites (18 RV sites with water/electricity and 8 tent sites) and a modern ADA accessible bathhouse provide for an enjoyable camping experience.
Lake Ponder: A massive log and stone structure known as the CCC Pavilion, accents the park's main recreation facilities. A dance floor, snack bar and bathhouse form a backdrop for one of the state's most popular swimming areas (lifeguards on duty during summer months). Visitors can refresh themselves in the cool, spring-fed waters of the lake or relax in the sun on the sandy beach. A portion of the lake has been sectioned off for use of pedal boats and water bikes, which are available for rent. A fenced playground and beach volleyball court, adjacent to the swimming beach, completes the variety of facilities found in this area of the park.
Walcott Lake: This 31-acre fishing lake offers a chance at trophy-size largemouth bass, catfish and other stocked fish. The barrier-free fishing pier offers access to all. A boat launch ramp allows easy access to the lake. (Electric motors only on the lake.) Fishing boats and canoes, located near the boat ramp, are available for rent at the Visitor Center.
Activities: A large open area located just west of the Visitor Center, across Hwy 168, provides hours of sporting fun during impromptu games or organized group gatherings. Four and a half miles of hiking trails meander through the beautiful forest of Crowley’s Ridge, allowing you to view some of the most unique flora and fauna found in the state. Lake Ponder trail, .45 mile in length, is completely barrier-free.
Picnicking: Coupled with the scenic beauty of the Ridge in all seasons, the picnic areas with tables and grills are located throughout the park. Group pavilions are available for rent and must be reserved at the Visitor Center before being used (deposit required and can be reserved up to a year in advance)
Interpretive Services: A complete interpretive program including guided hikes, nature talks, historic presentations, demonstrations, and evening programs are available throughout the year. Children ages 6-14 are eligible for Arkansas State Park Explorer Program. School groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, civic organizations, church groups and any other interested groups are encouraged to arrange special programming. Events and activity themed weekends are offered year-round. For more information concerning programs, contact the park interpreter at the Visitor Center.