Woolly Hollow State Park Article

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Woolly Hollow State Park
Map showing the location of Woolly Hollow State Park
Map showing the location of Woolly Hollow State Park
Location of Wooly Hollow State Park in Arkansas
Location Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States
Coordinates 35°17′15″N 92°17′13″W / 35.28750°N 92.28694°W / 35.28750; -92.28694
WOOLLY HOLLOW STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

35°17′15″N 92°17′13″W / 35.28750°N 92.28694°W / 35.28750; -92.28694
Area370 acres (150 ha)
Elevation535 ft (163 m) [1]
EstablishedAugust 1973
Named forWoolly family homestead
Governing body Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Website Woolly Hollow State Park

Wooly Hollow State Park is a 370-acre (150 ha) Arkansas state park in Faulkner County, near Greenbrier, Arkansas in the United States. The park was built and is based on a dam lake, Bennett Lake, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) beginning in 1933. Access to the park is available from Arkansas Highway 285. [2]

History

Originally, the land was a homestead by the Woolly family, and Woolly Cabin still exists on the property. The area was used by Dr. Hugh Bennett for soil studies in the 1930s. The CCC and WPA built a dam and lake, and it was used for watershed research. later named for Bennett. Before becoming a state park, the area was known as Centerville County Park.

Recreation

Cabins and camping

The park features 40 camp sites and a bathhouse.

Trails

Wooly Hollow State Park is home to the Huckleberry Trail, completed in 1935 by the CCC, the trail circles Bennett Lake. It was restored in 1981.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Centerville Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 30, 1980. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Faulkner County map Retrieved on June 29, 2010.