Crowley's Ridge State Park

Crowley's Ridge State Park
The CCC Pavilion in Crowley's Ridge State Park
Lake Ponder

Crowley's Ridge State Park is a state park in northeastern Arkansas managed by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Crowley's Ridge State Park is located at the former homesite of the original settler of the area, Benjamin Crowley. The park is located atop Crowley's Ridge near Paragould, Arkansas.

The park was originally constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the original stone and log structures give the park a rustic feel. The park offers a 31-acre (13 ha) fishing lake originally constructed by the Arkansas National Guard and which is well stocked with channel catfish and largemouth bass by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The park also has a 3-acre (1.2 ha) spring-fed swimming lake which is one of the most popular swimming areas in Arkansas.

The park has modern cabins with kitchens, picnic areas, a dining hall, snack bar, and other amenities. The park also provides group accommodations for up to 60 person groups. Crowley's Ridge State Park is consistently one of the most visited state parks in the Arkansas park system.

The bathhouse, bridge, comfort station, and dining hall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Coordinates: 36°2′40″N 90°39′45″W / 36.04444°N 90.6625°W / 36.04444; -90.6625

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