Bard Springs Recreation Area – Umpire AR

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Located next to a small scenic stream in a remote mountain setting of the Ouachita National Forest, the Bard Springs Recreation Area offers five Adirondack-type shelters for picnicking. A very small dam on the stream creates a pool of water that is popular with swimmers in the summertime. Once a small campground in the past, this area is now open for day-use only. In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was involved in the construction of a picnic shelter, bathhouse, & Caddo District Dams 1 and 2. The bathhouse is a single story rustic stone structure, with entrances at either end into open areas for changing. The interior is lit by skylights in the roof. The bathhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arkansas, 1933-1942 By Sandra Taylor Smith

http://www.exploretheozarksonline.com/activities/parksnature/nationalforests/ouachita/caddowomble/bardsprings.html

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on July 11, 2017.

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Bard Springs Recreation Area
Umpire, AR 71971

Coordinates: 34.391186, -94.010875

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