Natural Dam Waterfall Swimming Hole

Natural Dam Waterfall & Swimming Hole in Natural Dam, AR

Because of all the rain we’ve received lately, we’ve been swimming hole hopping all summer long! Our latest swimming hole was the Natural Dam in Natural Dam, AR. Natural Dam Falls isn’t very tall, but it spans about 200 ft. wide! It looks man made, but the rock wall formation is all natural. It’s also one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in Arkansas…you can park right at the falls.

Because it’s so easy to get to, it’s obviously a pretty popular place. We got there early on a Tuesday morning and I was able to get a few pictures in without the crowd. Soon though the place was packed. There isn’t a lot of shade available here, so we were really lucky to snag one of the only shady spots around the falls. Actually, we had a pretty sweet setup!

Directions to Natural Dam Falls
To get to the falls, take exit #5 on I-40 at Van Buren, and then head North on AR Hwy 59. As soon as you cross a bridge and come into the community of Natural Dam, Turn Left at the sign for the falls and picnic area, which are within sight of the turn.

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