April 23, 2016 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area, Perry County

We will meet at 7:00 a.m. at the west Little Rock Walmart on Hwy. 10/Cantrell Rd. in the northwest corner of the parking lot. We’ll caravan from there to Lake Sylvia. Lake Sylvia is an 18-acre lake nestled in the Ouachita National Forest surrounded by pines and hardwoods. Migration will be gearing up, so spring migrants will be moving through the area. The Lake Loop Trail and the Wildlife Trail are unpaved, with fairly level walking. The Trees of the Forest Trail has informational placards along the trail identifying common trees in the area. This trail is paved and has fairly level walking.  Bring water and snacks. There is a picnic area if you want to bring your lunch. The park will be open and bathrooms available. There is a $3 per vehicle day use charge.

Directions—Lake Sylvia is off Hwy. 9, nine miles south of Perryville and 1 mile north of the intersection of Hwy. 10 and Hwy. 9. From Hwy. 9, turn west at the brown-colored Lake Sylvia sign onto Hwy. 324. Go 4 miles to the park entrance. It is about a 45 minute drive from Little Rock. GPS coordinates are: 34.8822836, -92.8102027.