Places to Hike and Backpack
Hiking information from arkansasstateparks.com
Plan your trip carefully, know where you are going and where you want
to stay each night. Protect yourself and the environment.
1. Be responsible and enjoy the lake and the surrounding environment.
2. Give a friend or relative a description of your itinerary in case
you get lost or in case an emergency situation arises.
3. Keep all pets on a leash at all times. You are responsible for your
dogs at all times.
4. Know your physical limitations. Do not overestimate your physical
condition or the terrain.
5. Be aware of the poisonous snakes, plants, mushrooms and animals
that could potentially be threatening in the area that you will be
6. Please refrain from damaging plants, flowers and trees around the
lake.. Most damage occurs when individuals pick flowers, cut limbs,
or tear off leaves.
7. Stay on the trail! This message is often heard any time a person
is outdoors for a reason - to avoid getting lost or hurt. One
solution is GPS.
8. Take a first-aid kit and bring insect repellent to avoid chiggers,
ticks, and mosquitoes in the spring and summer months.
9. Take precautions with smoking materials. Each year many fires are
a result of carelessness.Being aware will prevent the ever-present
danger of wildfires.
10. Always take extra water and snacks for hikes of any distance. Food
is obviously very important resource, I carry as much as possible
when I hike.
11. Consider the amount of gear, footwear, and clothing that is
appropriate for the trail and season. Have fun and enjoy Beaver Lakes
Make sure your equipment checklist is