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Horseshoe Bend is a small cross-roads cluster of buildings: a gasoline and service station, a small restaurant and a food market. The "city limits" are larger and include a few shops and churches. The stores in town are enough to provide emergency needs or a replacement for eating at your accomodations. We stayed in the outskirts at the Crown Point Lake where there is a condominium resort. and a lodge with units for nightly rental. It was easier to rest on the porch-balcony and watch the kids try to catch fish from our pier.
Updated Dec 11, 2005
Horseshoe Bend is conveniently situated so that you can enjoy a resort facility and still see the sights in this part of Arkansas. If Lake fishing is not your thing you can go to the White River or the Little Red River just below the dam at Heber Springs (as we did) where you are almost guaranteed to catch trout, one of the most delectable delicacies when freshly fried or sauteed! To get to Mountain View from Horseshoe Bend , go S. on 289, 5 miles, rt. on 56 for 22 miles to Callico Rock (look at the rocks!!!) and 22 miles S on 5 to Mountain View. (A turnoff W about 17 miles on this road goes 5 miles to Blanchard Springs Caverns. It is a little over 1 hour for either of these and a good day and evening can get them both. Trout fishing on the White River( inputs for boat fishing ) are near Mountain View and other spots which you can find.
Written Nov 26, 2005
Even though the altiitude i less than 1000 feet, you are in the South. The daytime temperature in Summer goes over 90F every day (unless it is raining. Sunscreen is a must and hats and umbrellas are needed, depending upon your taste. The humidity is bearable and ther is often a breeze off the lake. Ifyou get out into the fields you amy also be prey to chiggers (they like me so much that I decided against retiring to rural Arkansas)
Written Nov 27, 2005