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Lake Sylvia, Hot Springs

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#7 of 7 in Nature in Hot Springs
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Clean area usually. Nice little swimming area and a place to lay out and get some sun. 3 dollars to swim but not bad 
    Clean area usually. Nice little swimming area and a place to lay out and get some sun. 3 dollars to swim but not bad  more »
  • Rangers are awesome, Shaun and Denise are the best. Clean park has swimming camping and hiking trails as well as fishing. Love it here. 
    Rangers are awesome, Shaun and Denise are the best. Clean park has swimming camping and hiking trails as well as fishing. Love it here.  more »
  • Nice little lake. Very well kept. I am from Texas and have been in Arkansas for the summer. Have visited Lake Sylvia 3 times. After my experience today, I will not be back. Two women were there with.....  more
    Nice little lake. Very well kept. I am from Texas and have been in Arkansas for the summer. Have visited Lake Sylvia 3 times. After my experience today, I will not be back. Two women were there with.....  more »
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  • Lake was closed and drained. Exactly what was to be expected when the state park service took over. They will be wanting to cut trees down for people's slide outs on their campers next.
  • The lake was a little murky, but very relaxing! This is a gem of a place within easy driving from Little Rock. Only about a dozen people were there ( we went during the week)
  • DOG OWNERS BE WARNED! The park is fabulous however the staff leave something to be desired. After driving an hour to spend the day with my dad on his birthday, the extremely rude park ranger would not allow our dog in the park; not even allowing him to sleep in the car the entire time. I understand rules in that they have to be enforced but a park ranger could have been more genteel about it.
  • Great place for hanging out with friends and to go swimming, just need to bring cash for parking and $2 per person
  • I give Lake Sylvia a10. Park staff a 1. I too have been put off by the current park ranger. The man who was there for a long time, Shawn?, now he knew his stuff! He didnt cram 'the RULES' in your face. I worked for State Parks in El Dorado, at the Arboretum. Thousands of folks came through the gates. I had to use my position to enforce 'the rules' a few times over the years, (like no plastic grass during the annual Easter Egg Hunt, bad for the critters and Earth) or safety issues that would arise, i.e. sleet, lightning, etc. However, rudeness was never part of my job.

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