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Come and visit our parks!

Lodging & Camping

Come stay with us! 


Lake Leatherwood City Park is a place of natural serenity encompassing 1600 acres which includes an 85 acre spring-fed lake, nearly 25 miles of trails, boat rentals, boat launch, cabins, and campsites. The lake is formed by one of the largest hand-cut native limestone dams in the country. The dam and several structures at the park were built in the early 1940's by the WPA. Lake Leatherwood Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Hikers and bicyclists will enjoy solitude, wildlife, cool springs, an intermittent creek, historic stone walls and bridges, unusual rock formations, unique flora and the beauty of areas of nearly untouched natural surroundings. The area is comprised of Karst Topography, which provides the abundant springs, unique rock formations and impressive vistas in the park.


Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities at Lake Leatherwood. The park has 25 miles of trails; many of which are hand-cut single-track trails that are challenging for beginners through experts. The park boasts one of the areas few true downhill courses and the rugged terrain offers drops of 15 feet in some areas. There are also beginner trails for new bikers. The Beacham Trail encompasses the lake and offers breathtaking views of the dam and lake as you circle the lake.  Anglers will also enjoy the spring fed waters of Lake Leatherwood, which is full of bass, bream, crappie and catfish.



The park has 24 campsites: 3 RV sites, one ADA site w/ electric, 4 electric tent sites and 14 tent sites. There are also 6 nightly rental cabins, 3 mini cabins and a group camp. The park has a bathhouse, marina for boat rentals, basic supplies, bait and tackle, and registration.



Lake Leatherwood is located within the city limits of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The town is often called Little Switzerland, The Stair Step Town, or the Swiss Alps of the Ozarks. The Ozark town is full of artists, unique shops, outstanding restaurants and unique victorian architecture that is built on hillsides, almost defying gravity. There are over 200 miles of mountain biking trails within and hours drive of Lake Leatherwood in locations such as Fayetteville, Bentonville, and the Buffalo National River.



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Lake Leatherwood City Park

1303 CR 204 Eureka Springs, AR 72632 



Family House

2 Bedrooms, 2 Double Beds, 1 Queen Bed, Full Kitchen, Restroom, Shower

$153 per night



2 Double Beds, or 1 Queen Bed, Full Sized Kitchen, Restroom, Shower

$105 per night


Mini Cabins

Our mini cabins are perfect for those who enjoy a minimalist setup, but who also prefer a roof over their heads. These quaint cabins come equipped with bunk beds, basic furniture, fire rings, and outdoor furniture.

Bunk Beds, 4 Person Max, 2 Vehicle Max, No Restroom, BYO Linens, Bathhouse Available

$60 per night



Pads, Electric, Fire Rings, Tables, On Site Bathrooms

$16 - $35 per night


Lake Leatherwood Park

1303 CR 204 Eureka Springs, AR 72632 



Take a tour of our springs!


Califf Spring

Located adjacent to the museum building, Califf Spring is situated in a spring reservation established by the City of Eureka Springs on February 15, 1886.


Harding Spring

Named for Emmett Harding, a photographer who began the tradition of taking souvenirs photographs of people in front of the Spring.


Magnetic Spring

Magnetic Spring Park tucked away on Magnetic road leading to the Passion Play, offers a large pavilion where your entire family can enjoy the natural beauty of this scenic spring.


Crescent Spring

Crescent Spring Park, located next to the Carnegie Library on Spring Street, with its Victorian-style gazebo and beautiful rock walls, is always a favorite spot to visit.

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Laundry Spring

The site of this spring was outside the area included in the 1879 Survey known as East Mountain. This area was crowded with wood structures by 1885.

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Rock House Spring

Osage Indians made their homes under rocky overhangs for centuries before early European explorers came seeking the legendary healing springs or American pioneers finally reached the vicinity where they identified and named the Basin Spring.


Grotto Spring

The words “Esto Perpetua” emblazoned upon a stone above the entrance to Grotto Spring declare the prevailing belief that these healing waters would flow forth forever.


Little Eureka Spring

Little Eureka Spring is located at 47 Steele Street, just down the road from Little Lake Eureka. This area is known for multiple springs, and in-the-cliff storage areas where early settlers stored foods. 


Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring Park, located on Spring Street, close to the Post Office, is a visitor favorite with the basin bowl collecting water and the beautiful floral view.

Downhill Biking & Shuttles

We have trails!


Lake Leatherwood Gravity Project is home to some of Northwest Arkansas’ most premier downhill mountain bike trails. With two hubs, seven distinct trails, and innumerable option lines, the LLGP has put itself on the map as one of the most popular mountain bike destinations in the country.

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Shuttle Schedule

For shuttle services, please contact our licensed shuttle provider, Slaughter Trail Guides (

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Where to Meet

Parking for the Lake Leatherwood Gravity Project is located off of HWY 62W (see map). If lot is full, overflow parking is located at the Leatherwood Ball Fields parking lot. DO NOT park at the Miners Rock Parking Lot, as this lot is reserved for pedestrian use of the Miners Rock XC Trail. There are porta-potties located at the shuttle pick up and each parking area, but there is also a full bathroom located on the eastern portion of the ballfields. Water is also available here too. Please respect other trail users by following proper trail etiquette at all times. 

What to Bring

Personal Protective Equipment: Helmets are MANDATORY. Full face helmets, eye protection, gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and body armor are recommended, especially for anyone riding our advanced level trails. Please ensure that your bike is properly tuned before arrival, as there are no mechanical services or products available at Lake Leatherwood City Park. 


Food & Drink: Our shuttles do NOT sell food or beverages, so please come with the proper amount of food and water you will need for your adventure. Arkansas is HOT & HUMID in the summer months, and there is a moderate amount of climbing from the shuttle drop-off to the hubs. On a hot day, we recommend bringing at least one gallon per rider.


Cell Phones: In addition to taking pictures and videos, please ensure that at least one person in your party has access to a cell phone in case of emergencies. We also recommend downloading a GPS app such as TrailForks or MountainBikeProject to help you navigate the system. 


*If you’d like to tip your shuttle driver, please bring cash!*


Enjoy nature!


Lake Leatherwood Trails

Lake Leatherwood City Park has been one of Eureka Springs’ most popular destinations since the 1940s, when construction of the historic limestone dam was completed. Boasting over 1600 acres of pristine Ozark landscape, LLCP now serves as one of Northwest Arkansas’ premier outdoor recreational resources. The 20 miles of hand-cut shared-use trails are unique to the area, and the Lake Leatherwood Gravity Project offers one of the few fully dedicated shuttle services in mid-America. In addition to trails, LLCP also provides for many other recreational opportunities, such as boat rentals, fishing, swimming, baseball & soccer fields, and a large playground. Nightly lodging options ranging from primitive tent sites to fully furnished cabins are also available, making LLCP a true outdoor recreation destination.

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Black Bass Trails

Black Bass City Park is one of Eureka Springs’ newer recreational destinations. The 3-mile trail system offers a surprising amount of variety for its size, ranging from rocky, bluff-lined trails to easy strolls along the scenic shoreline. Each of the five trails contains a number of interesting geologic and historic features, such as Standing Rock (Standing Rock Trail), Roosevelt Rock (Oil Springs Trail), and of course, the limestone-faced dam, which dates back to 1894, making it one of the oldest dams in the Ozarks. In addition to trails, the ‘no motor’ lake offers great fishing, and a number of hike-in or drive-in picnic sites are available. 

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Boating & Fishing

Enjoy our lakes! 

Boat Rentals

We offer a number of different types of recreational boats for your enjoyment at Lake Leatherwood. We rent them at an hourly rate, and the pricing of each boat is listed below. Lake Leatherwood is fun to fish, as well. So, remember to bring your tackle and a fishing license. Hope you enjoy your adventure on the water!

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Lake Leatherwood Park

1303 County Road 204, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Phone: 479-253-7921

Paddle Boats

Perfect Boat for two people to paddle around the lake. Great Workout. Rents for $17.50 per hour. 


Paddle Boards

The Jackson “Supernatural” is a very stable stand up paddle board. Outfit it with a cooler, as a seat, and grab your fishing pole. Easy to maneuver and great for shallow water.  Rents for $10.00 per hour. 



Great Option for two people. Stable and easy to maneuver. Rents for $15.00 per hour.



Kayaks: $12.50 per hour

Fishing Kayaks: $15.00 per hour


Fishing and boating fans will be glad to know that Lake Leatherwood Park provides a paved boat ramp and a handicapped-accessible kayak and canoe launch.


Lake Leatherwood is home to blue gill, crappie, catfish, large mouth bass, and minnows.  Remember, to maintain the lake’s calm serenity, there is a “no-wake” requirement when operating a motor boat.

The well-stocked Bait Shop has fishing poles, bait, tackle and assortment of sundries for sale.



Night crawlers:  $3.66 per dozen

Fishing Pole Rentals:  $5.00 per day


Licenses and Permits

Arkansas State Fishing License is Required.  You can purchase these online at or at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Berryville, AR.


Bring the kiddos!


We have 2 fantastic and fun playgrounds here in Eureka Springs for you and your family to enjoy. Each park is filled with new and exciting playground equipment. And, yes, each park has public bathrooms!   

Lake Leatherwood Park
1303 Co Rd 204, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Harmon Park
532 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Ball Park & Soccer Fields

Come visit our ball fields! 

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Located within the 1600-acre Lake Leatherwood City Park in Eureka Springs, Leatherwood Fields contains a baseball field, soccer field, youth soccer field, and a handicapped accessible paved trail as well as the concession/restroom area.

For information on Youth and Adult leagues check out the Eureka Springs Soccer Club at their Eureka Springs Soccer. 

Leatherwood Fields are home to Eureka Springs High School soccer practices and tournaments.

If you’re interested in renting these fields, please contact the Lake Leatherwood office at 479-253-7921.

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