• Recreation

    Johnson County is the Gateway to the Ozarks. Use the guide below to locate beautiful hiking and biking trails, creeks, lakes, and rivers prime for fishing, swimming, and floating, as well as local businesses focused on making your Johnson County experience one to remember.
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    Spadra Creek Trail
    Trails
    Ozark Highlands Trail
     – HWY 21 N for 19.6 miles, turn right onto County Road 5550 for 1.7 miles destination will be on the left.
    Cedar Creek – HWY 21 N for 3 miles, right onto State Hwy 292 for 3.7 miles, left onto Hwy 123 N/164 E for 2.7 miles, slight left onto Hwy 123 N for 9.3 miles, then left onto County Road 5550/Forest Service Rd 1004 for 6.5 miles.
    Pack Rat Falls Trail – Hwy 21 N for 3 miles, right onto State Hwy 292 for 3.7 miles, left onto Hwy 123 N/164 E for 2.7 miles, slight left onto HWY 123 N for 14.8 miles.
    Pam’s Grotto Trail – Hwy 21 N for 3 miles, right onto State Hwy 292 for 3.7 miles, left onto Hwy 123 N/164 E for 2.7 miles, slight left onto HWY 123 N for 15 miles.
    Hurricane Creek – Hwy 21 N for 3 miles, right onto State Hwy 292 for 3.7 miles, left onto Hwy 123 N/164 E for 2.7 miles, slight left onto HWY 123 N for 16.2 miles, then left onto Big Piney Creek Road for 0.2 miles.
    Ozone Trailhead – HWY 21 N for 16.8 miles, then left onto Forest Service Road 1456 for 85 ft.
    Spadra Creek Nature Trail – Main St to S Rogers for 1.7 miles, destination will be on the right.
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    Spadra Creek Trail
    Creeks, Lakes & Rivers
    Little Piney Creek - Put in/Take out Points: CR 5550, left on 4670 / CR 1813 / The Narrows - CR 3780 / Hagarville HWY 164 - Twin Bridges / HWY 359 & CR 456 / Piney Bay
    Big Piney Creek - Put in/Take out Points: Fort Douglas Bridge (a few miles past Haw Creek Falls), Longpool 
    Spadra Creek Marina - S on HWY 103 onto Jamestown Rd, Right on Marina Rd

    Lake Ludwig 
    - North up HWY 21, left on CR 3566 or 3568
    Horsehead Lake - NW up HWY 103, left on HWY 164, right on FS 1408. For more information, click here.

    Mulberry River - 
    For information, click here and here.    
    Buffalo National River - For information, click here.
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    Lake Ludwig
    Scenic Views
    Strawberry Bluffs - N up HWY 21, right on HWY 292 for about 3.7 miles, left and head north on CR 3631, continue N on CR 3631 for about 4 miles, left at CR 4631. Continue heading up the hill on 4631 for about a mile and the bluffs should be few hundred feet from the road. 
    Glory Hole - The trailhead is on Arkansas Routes 16/21, exactly 6.3 miles north of Fallsville, and 2.3 miles south of the 16/21 junction near Swain. The trailhead is unmarked, and there's only room for a couple of cars to park beside the road. If you're coming from the north, look for a dirt-road turnoff on the left side of the road (the dirt road is the trail).
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    Strawberry Bluffs
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    Glory Hole, photo by BeauRogers.com
    Sports
    Golf - Clarksville Country Club
    ​Basketball / Swimming - Marvin Vinson Center / ​Aquatic Center
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    Aquatic Center indoor pool
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    Aquatic Center outdoor area
    Parks
    Cline Park - 
    Located on Meadow Place, Cline Park is one of Clarksville’s largest parks. You'll find playgrounds, baseball fields, horseshoe pits, an 18-Basket disc golf course, a fishing pond, and more.
    City Park - Features a playground, pavilion, a dog park, a full-size baseball field, and a skate park.
    Dog Park - Half acre, fully fenced and gated park for dogs to run free and enjoy themselves. The park contains two gated sections. One section is for large dogs and the other is for small dogs. Water is available.
    Skate Park - Contains quarter pipes, stairs, rails, a spine, mini ramps, and benches
    Pocket Park - Located at the junction of Main and Rogers streets in the heart of Clarksville.  The park features a beautiful bouquet of colorful flowers, trees, and greenery.


    ​For more Clarksville Park information, click here.
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    Pocket Park
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    Skate Park
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    Cline Park
    Camping
    Spadra Park - S on HWY 103 onto Jamestown Rd
    Horsehead Lake Campground - NW up HWY 103, left on HWY 164, right on FS 1408. For more information, click here.
    Haw Creek Falls - 
    Located on AR Hwy 123, approx. 12.7 miles South/West of Pelsor (Hwy 7), and approx. 14.5 miles North of Hagarville (Hwy 164).
    Ozone Recreation Area and Campground - N HWY 
    21 18 miles. 
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    Horsehead Lake Campground, photo by Arkansas.com
    For more information regarding local recreation, visit Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks Tourism.