Lake Leatherwood City Park

Ozark Mountains

This expansive park includes 21 miles of hiking and biking trails that crisscross the forested mountains and surround an 85-acre lake. Located about 3.5 miles from downtown Eureka Springs, this is the closest managed wild space to Eureka Springs.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ozark Mountains attractions

1. Thorncrown Chapel

0.73 MILES

Thorncrown Chapel is a magnificent sanctuary made of glass, with its 48ft-tall wooden skeleton holding 425 windows. There's not much between your prayers…

2. 1886 Crescent Hotel


Built in 1886, the Crescent is a gorgeous, functioning artifact of an older age. Step into the dark-wood lobby, with its roaring fireplace and carpets,…

3. Historic Loop

2.28 MILES

This 3.5-mile walking tour winds through downtown Eureka Springs and neighboring residential areas. The route is dotted with more than 300 Victorian homes…

4. Scott Family Amazeum

24.2 MILES

The 'Amazeum' is an interactive children's museum, and if you have younger kids in tow, they will definitely get a kick out of the art studios and…

5. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

24.51 MILES

This enormous art museum, sprawling across a series of creek ponds fed by mountain streams, is an unexpected find, to say the least. The curved pavilions…

6. Walmart Museum

24.92 MILES

The original Walmart ('Sam Walton's Five & Dime') is now pretty much a corporate press release you can walk through. Hey, it's free! Also, there's an…

7. Museum of Native American History

26.14 MILES

What started as an enthusiast's homage to the nation's Native Americans has become a small museum, with artifacts spanning the earliest days of hunter…

8. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

26.24 MILES

The Shiloh Museum is a good starting point for exploring the Ozarks' considerably complex history and culture. Exhibitions include six historical…