This is not one of those master plans that will sit on the shelf! It is intended to be a ready reference guide for management, cooperators, and all employees. And, it's intended to be flexible enough to change with the times. It will, therefore, be reviewed and updated annually by the commission. Some of this document is created in broad strokes; some of this document has detail. Overall it is intended to create a Lake Leatherwood philosophy. We invite you to read it, to think about it and to provide us with your feedback.
Although a vast resource, the park needs many improvements that would allow it to reach its full potential. The special tax (1/8%) allows the Eureka Springs P&RC to implement some of these improvements. But it does not cover all of the needs of the LLP. In order to effectively manage the LLP improvements, and get the most impact from these special resources, the P&RC decided to prepare a capital improvement plan to identify all the needs of the LLP and to prioritize them in order to guide our decision-making for spending these funds. This CIP will clearly delineate the improvements P&RC will make with the special fund through the end of 2017. It also provides a road map for future improvements, after the special tax sunsets, as future funds allow
Over 21 miles of multi-use trails at Lake Leatherwood City Park are designed as low-impact, single track nature trails for foot and bike traffic. Many rocky ledges, steep slopes, extended grades, creek crossings and varied terrain make most trails challenging for both foot and bike traffic. The trails have been marked with two colors to help with orientation. Motorized vehicles and pack stock are not allowed on any trail, and dogs must be kept on leashes at all times.
Enjoy the trails encircling the lake to access a non-motorized boat launch, a picnic area, several fishing spots, two wooden bridges and about one and a half miles of hiking and bike riding. Standing Rock, a vertical sandstone remnant, protrudes from the depths of the lake along Standing Rock Trail - while Sycamore Spring flows into the lake crossing Sycamore Spring. The Bluff Trail hugs the St. Joe geological formation, and amazing limestone outcropping, and features overviews of the lake and runs just above Sycamore Spring Trail.
Enjoy staying at Lake Leatherwood City Park and enjoy nature at the finest. The park is open to the general public for day use at no charge. The prices listed below for Cabins, Camping and Marine Rentals are subject to change at any time.