Swim Beach

Yesterday we went to a super cool place called Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Arkansas. It was built by the CCC in the 1930’s.

There is a 31 acre fishing lake and a smaller lake that is so awesome. It’s a swim beach, complete with water slide, steps leading into the lake, and there’s even paddle boat rentals.

We missed the swimming season by about a month and I love summer, but on this early fall day, we had the place to ourselves.

If you’re traveling through Arkansas, north of Jonesboro, Crowley’s Ridge State Park is definitely worth a stop.

19 thoughts on “Swim Beach

    • Jessica October 7, 2019 / 11:07 am

      Hi. It sure was. There is sidewalk all the way around it and even a waterfall. There was also an outdoor amphitheater with log steps and benches. Too bad it’s so far from Independence, I bet you’d really like it.

      • onecreativefamily October 7, 2019 / 1:02 pm

        Hummmmmmmmmm we’re going to Texas in November, maybe a side trip? I will have to see what he says

        • Jessica October 7, 2019 / 6:58 pm

          Holler if you go. We are only about an hour from Jonesboro, in MO. :)

  1. watchingthedaisies October 7, 2019 / 9:26 am

    What a lovely place Jessica. It is nice to visit without the crowds. Our beaches are never too busy but I prefer to visit them once summer is over.

    • Jessica October 7, 2019 / 11:08 am

      That is totally understandable. There is something so comforting about having nature to yourself sometimes.

    • Jessica October 7, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Hi. I thought so, too. There was an old fashioned one called “water skeeter.” It looked like a mini pontoon.

    • Jessica October 7, 2019 / 12:47 pm

      Hi- thank you. Love reflections, too. Twice the beauty. Thank you for reading. :)

        • Jessica October 10, 2019 / 9:39 pm

          Where’s the “Love” button on this thing???? Thank you so very much!! ❤️❤️🦋

  2. indianeskitchen October 9, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    How beautiful!!!! The best part is you had it all to yourself!

    • Jessica October 10, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Yes!!!! Quite a treat!! ❤️❤️

  3. On A Country Lane October 16, 2019 / 1:21 am

    Beautiful photos! Looks like such a beautiful, relaxing place!

    • Jessica November 19, 2019 / 9:24 pm

      Hey girl, I am sooo sorry I haven’t responded sooner. Blogging break… Thank you- it was a beautiful day and I beautiful place.

      In a few days, we are headed to the beach. Hope to share some pictures while we are there.

      How are you? Hope you are doing great.

  4. Almost Iowa October 16, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Ah, the CCC’s. My father was in the CCC’s. It is how he helped support his mother and brothers. His crew built Gooseberry Falls State Park on the shore of Lake Superior. They did beautiful work.

    • Jessica November 19, 2019 / 9:22 pm

      Wow!!! I am running about a month behind!! So sorry about that! Ha ha. That is so very cool about your father!! I love that, actually! I haven’t been to Lake Superior, but I want to see it. I am going to Google it!! See if I can see their work.

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