Natural State Snapshot

March 5-11, 2018

Photo by Kay Bona


Nestled in the Ozark foothills, Arkansas’s 28th state park, Woolly Hollow, includes 40-acre Lake Bennett, which is ideal for fishing and swimming. The park features the “Woolly Cabin,” a one-room log structure erected on the Woolly family homestead in 1882 by Martin Alfred Woolly, son of William Riley Woolly, the head of a family of early pioneers who came Tennessee and settled in Arkansas in 1851. Martin Woolly took up land in this “Hollow” in 1859. And so, this area’s name became Woolly Hollow. Originally located less than a mile southwest of the park, the Woolly’s cabin was moved to its present site and restored in 1975.