Monday, April 21, 2014

Natural Dam

I had to make a quick day trip to Fort Smith last week, and before heading home tried to find time to squeeze in a visit to a waterfall. Luckily there is a waterfall nearby that is a short drive away that requires absolutely no hike at all. In fact you can drive right up to it. It is the Natural Dam, in the Ozark National Forest.


The Natural Dam looks man-made, but like the name says it's all natural. A shelf of rock extends over 200 feet across Mountain Fork Creek, creating a low but long waterfall that stretches across the creek.



And a wider view of the falls, from the top of a nearby bluff. It was still early Spring when this was taken, and the redbuds were in full bloom.


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