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Craighead Forest Park, Jonesboro

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Craighead Forest Park opened when the Young Men's Civic Club began work on the lake in 1937. It is now a city owned park that is situated in the scenic beauty of Crowley's Ridge. This 692 acre park offers many recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy.

Craighead Forest Park is located at 4910 South Culberhouse Road in Jonesboro Arkansas. The park offers a variety of outdoor activities including Basketball, Bike/running trails, Bird watching, Camping, Disc golf, Fishing, Horseshoes, Playgrounds, Softball, Volleyball, and much more!

For rental information, contact Patsy Bishop, Office Manager, at 870-933-4604, or visit the online reservation page at
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  • We camped a couple nights. It’s a beautiful lake and area but it was very hot and very humid and we were very disappointed you can’t swim in the lake. (We have no air in our camper) It’s a tease when....  more »
  • Surprised at the lusciousness of the trees and and rolling hills in this Mecca of farmland. The people of Jonesboro have a gem of a park. If I lived here I would spend a lot of time here.  more »
  • Great forested park filled with amenities. Nice semi paved walking trail around the lake. Several playgrounds for the kids. Campground, pavilions, boat landings, comfort facilities. A great...  more »
  • I am here for several days with a family member in the hospital and needed some fresh air. Coming from a rural town in South Georgia, this place is SO beautiful and awesome. I did both the inner trail around the lake (gorgeous!) and the paved outer trail (so incredibly maintained!) There were a lot of people out and it seemed to be a safe area. The lake was pretty too. I was also touched by the Mothers of Angels memorial garden and stopped there to think and pray. This is a really nice place for walking, running, biking and rollerblading. There are restrooms throughout the trails and water fountains that also have a place to refill a water bottle. Really well maintained. If I lived here it would be a staple in my life!
  • Beautiful Place always relaxing... my only Problem with Craighead Forest Park is the mosquitos Are vicious and many and numbers after dark. If you're a motorcycle rider it's beautiful during the day. Alas when it reaches dusk have a place to be out the element of mosquitoes. If you don't find shelter be prepared to be carried off not unlike those flying monkeys on wizard of oz.....
  • What a blessing! We had the Ramsey family reunion here and rented a pavilion with the castle park... Everything about this park is a special blessing from God. Beautiful scenery, peaceful place to play, fish and run.
  • I love the easy access to the trails. They have a variety of things to do such as biking, hiking, camping, a play ground, splash pad and a dog water area. There is also a nature center and warm up/exercise stations.
  • Gave the public fishing pier in pavilion#5 access a shot at some shallow bass fishing with soft plastics. It's really humid out, & the sun is bright as can be. The bass fishing was fair. Not bad for teaching someone how to fish with the kids pond in 100yrds away. There's trout jumping in the main lake and I never saw that before. Contemplating the idea to have a fishing seminar with sponsorship from major fishing tackle makers and companies to promote the sport of fishing. Still in early stages. Park is great for family gathering and camping. Even has a beach area

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