Lake Leatherwood Guided CCC Hikes

Black-and-white image of a dam with light-colored bricks on each side and water flowing through columns in the center. Tree covered hills are behind it. A Shiloh Museum of Ozark History logo is in the bottom right corner.

Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and contains a limestone dam, as shown here. Postcard image is from the Shiloh Museum’s Bob Besom Collection (S-83-12-6A).

Lake Leatherwood City Park, Eureka Springs, 1303 Carroll County Road 204 (off of Route 62 West)
Friday, June 7
Two hikes: 10 a.m. to noon; 1 to 4 p.m.
Admission: free (registration required)

Explore the trails at Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs alongside a park interpreter to delve into the park’s history and the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Carroll County. 

This family-friendly event is limited to 20 participants per session. Come dressed in clothing appropriate for the weather and hiking shoes, and bring bug repellent, sun screen, hats, a sack lunch, and water.

Participants will meet at the Lake Leatherwood Visitor Center, located at 1303 Carroll County Road 204 (off of Route 62 West) in Eureka Springs, and then begin an interpreter-led, one-mile roundtrip hike on the mostly flat Mulladay Hollow Trail with tunnels and views of several CCC structures and remnants, including a bathhouse and diving dock. A lunch break in the park will take place at noon followed by another interpreter-led hike of the 2-mile round trip Beacham Trail to the dam built by CCC and then back through the restored glade with lovely photo opportunities along the way. The Beacham Trail is one of the park’s “valley trails” with minimal elevation changes.

This Shiloh Summer Series event was made possible with support from the Schmieding Foundation.

Fill out the form below to register for the morning, afternoon, or both hikes.