Gunner Pool AR swimming

Gunner Pool is an Arkansas Swimming Hole Like No Other

The Gunner Pool Recreation Area near Fifty-Six, Arkansas has one of the most beautiful Arkansas swimming holes in the entire state.

Gunner Pool is a beautiful pool that is fed by Gunner Creek in north central Arkansas near the town of Fifty-Six (which is one of many weird Arkansas town names). It is enclosed by a beautiful stone dam built by the Civilian Conservation Corp.

Gunner Pool in Arkansas
Gunner Pool in Arkansas. Cambiodia/Creative Commons

Many people love to come here to swim, camp and hike. It’s a great place to spend a hot summer day in Arkansas.

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Camping at Gunner Pool

“The Gunner Pool Recreation Area offers a campground stretching along the scenic North Sylamore Creek. Campsites are shady and private, but have no electrical or water hook-ups.” -source

blue water at Gunner Pool
The blue water of Gunner Pool is irresistible! Dave Thomas/Creative Commons

Gunner Pool was named as having some of the most BEAUTIFUL Tent Camping in Arkansas with Hiking and Waterfalls.

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Things to Do Near Gunner Pool

Blanchard Springs Caverns is located just minutes from the Gunner Pool Recreation Area.

The White and Buffalo Rivers also border the east and west sides of the area. You will find some of the best trout fishing in Arkansas in these waters.

Don’t miss nearby Mirror Lake!

Gunner Pool Tips

Please note: Access is by a steep, winding, dirt road, not recommended for large recreation vehicles.source

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