Huckleberry Trail

These photos are from a hike we took on our only visit to Woolley Hollow State Park, near Greenbrier, Arkansas, November 4, 2007.

American Beautyberries, Huckleberry Trail, Woolley Hollow State Park, Arkansas, November 4, 2007

American Beautyberries

American Beautyberries (Wikipedia)

Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry) is an open-habit, native shrub of the Southern United States which is often grown as an ornamental in gardens and yards. American beautyberries produce large clusters of purple berries, which birds and deer eat, thus distributing the seeds.

Turkey tail mushrooms, Huckleberry Trail, Woolley Hollow State Park, Arkansas, November 4, 2007

Turkey tail mushrooms

Late Season Smooth Blue Aster, Huckleberry Trail, Woolley Hollow State Park, Arkansas, November 4, 2007

Late Season Smooth Blue Aster

Autumn Color, Huckleberry Trail, Woolley Hollow State Park, Arkansas, November 4, 2007

Autumn Color

Woolly Hollow State Park (Wikipedia)

Wooly Hollow State Park is a 370-acre (150 ha) Arkansas state park in Faulkner County, near Greenbrier, Arkansas in the United States. The park is based on a dam lake, Bennett Lake, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) beginning in 1933. Access to the park is available from Arkansas Highway 285.

Originally, the land was a homestead by the Woolly family, and Woolly Cabin still exists on the property. The area was used by Dr. Hugh Bennett for soil studies in the 1930s. The CCC and WPA built a dam and lake, and it was used for watershed research. later named for Bennett. Before becoming a state park, the area was known as Centerville County Park.

The park features 40 camp sites and a bathhouse and to the Huckleberry Trail, completed in 1935 by the CCC, the trail circles Bennett Lake. It was restored in 1981.

Arkansas, forest, hiking, parks, photography

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