Now that I'd already made a few stops along the way during the 2022 family reunion trip I was feeling kinda like a crack-whore.
I couldn't quit!
Rather than seeking help for my addiction, while still knocking the Illinois trail-dust off my hiking boots, even before leaving Little Grand Canyon, I was doing some research.
Entry to Arkansas State parks is free to all, resident and non, and there are 52 of them to choose from. BUT! The offerings lean heavily towards golf-courses and archaeological sites.
I don't golf, and while archaeological sites are interesting, as a persistent hiker the short paths around most archaeological sites fall seriously short of my definition of trail.
Fortunately the state maintains a comprehensive and easy to use, map-based website of its state parks.
Click on one of the parks on the map and that park's own website pops up.
In addition to pavilion, boat-ramp, a variety of cabins, and a primitive tent area, there is also a 70 site campground, some full hookups, (50Amp) some water/electric. (30Amp)
but on the diminutive little bit of paper map they printed up in the brochure they obviously couldn't be bothered to use corresponding colors. In fact they actually confused things by miss-using red, which is the actual blaze for the Falls Branch trail but on the map is used to mark the Horseshoe Mountain trail.
The micro-clime of much of this trail is fairly arid, but along the way there are views down into the lushness below.
And over there on the other side of the falls is the beginning of the Dam Mountain trail marked by the double blaze.