This is a classic state park experience with fishing, boating, and swimming on 40-acre Lake Bennett in Greenbrier about 18 miles north of Conway. The lake was built in the 1930s by the Soil Conservation Service as its first watershed project. Today it offers a launch ramp with canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and fishing boats for rent at the park. Bring your own pole, bait, and tackle. A snack bar is open near the lifeguarded swimming beach in the summer. Park facilities also include 30 AAA campsites,10 tent sites, and a bathhouse for hot showers. History buffs will enjoy the Woolly Cabin, an original 1882 one-room family homestead. The 9.4-mile Enders Fault is a mountain biking destination. Hikers have four trails to choose from.
Enders Fault Mountain Bike Trail
Gold Creek Loop
The Cabin Trail
Camping Scattered among the trees near the lake are 30 Class AAA campsites. Equipped with water, dual-electric, and sewer hookups as well as a table and grill at each site, plus a modern bathhouse nearby, this first-class campground provides year-round camping pleasure at its best. Plus, ten Class D campsites with community water spigots are available.
Other Facilities A pavilion, located in the picnic area, may be reserved for family or group outings at a modest fee. A barrier-free fishing pier is at the southwest corner of the snack bar parking lot. A gift shop is in the park office/snack bar. Shopping facilities, restaurants, medical facilities, service stations, coin laundries and other services are in nearby towns. A golf course is located within 3 miles of the park entrance
Swimming The sandy swimming beach on Lake Bennett is in a controlled area with lifeguards on duty. A modern bathhouse and the snack bar are adjacent to the beach. The swimming area is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day (Hours: Noon to 7 p.m.). Note: A nominal fee is charged for swimming.
Fishing and Boating Fishing in Lake Bennett offers a variety of species including bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Flatbottom fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent at the Snack Bar/ office building. The calm waters of Lake Bennett provide an ideal atmosphere for fun boating in canoes and pedal boats. A free launch ramp is available for visitors who bring their own boats.
Picnicking Woolly Hollow has 13 shaded picnic sites and a playground over-looking the swimming beach. The sites have tables, charcoal grills and water hydrants.