America’s #3 Best Family Resort sits between Three Lakes and Two Rivers

In the Arkansas Ozarks sits the Crescent Hotel, a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure recently voted #3 in USA Today’s 10Best Family Resorts.

While the Crescent resort pool, summer activities, and paranormal thrills are enough to keep busy, a great way to beat the heat is by taking advantage of the beautiful bodies of water surrounding the resort. Eureka Springs is nestled between several stunning lakes and rivers, each offering unique activities, swimming spaces, and picturesque views.

Beaver Lake
Just a short drive from the Crescent Hotel you find the big water of Beaver Lake and Dam Site Park. Beaver Lake is a haven for water enthusiasts. With over 28,000 acres of clear water, it’s perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, and even scuba diving. Families can rent a boat at Starkey Marina for the day or find a quiet cove to relax, swim and have a picnic.

Table Rock Lake
Another nearby gem is Table Rock Lake and Holiday Island, Arkansas. Known for its clean, warm water, it’s a great spot for paddleboarding, jet skiing, or simply floating and enjoying the sunshine. Holiday Island Marina offers affordable boat rental services that make it easy to plan a fun day on the water.

Lake Leatherwood
For those who prefer a more tranquil setting without motorboats, Lake Leatherwood offers a peaceful retreat. This 100-acre spring-fed lake is surrounded by hiking and biking trails, making it an ideal spot for a day of exploration followed by a refreshing swim. The park also offers kayak and paddleboat rentals for a leisurely tour of the lake. Plus, it features the best playground in town, ensuring kids have plenty of fun while parents relax and enjoy the natural beauty.

White River and Kings River
If river adventures are more your style, the White River and Kings River provide excellent opportunities for swimming and fishing. You can float the White River year-round with a gentle flow, making it suitable for all skill levels. The Kings River is seasonal for floating but year-round for fishing and swimming. Either way, enjoy the surrounding scenery, as it is simply breathtaking.

Stay Cool at the Crescent
After a day of outdoor fun, returning to the Crescent Hotel is like coming home to a cool oasis. Relax by our pool until 10 pm daily, enjoy a refreshing drink as the sunsets over the Top of the Crest, or take the family to enjoy the best pizza in Eureka Springs at our very own SkyBar Gourmet Pizza.

Plan Your Summer Getaway
Summertime at the Crescent Hotel is all about creating memorable experiences for the whole family. Come explore the Ozarks and its nearby lakes and rivers or enjoy the many amenities that America’s Most Haunted Hotel has to offer. Travel weekdays and save up to 30%.


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