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Sleepy Hollow Water Trail
Sleepy Hollow Water Trail
Explore a 5-mile loop along the wooded Bringle Creek and Maumelle River, and the open water of upper Lake Maumelle.Explore a 5-mile loop along the wooded Bringle Creek and Maumelle River, and the open water of upper Lake Maumelle.

 

River Conditions
This portion of the Maumelle River usually is a flat-water float. However, heavy rain and high water can create dangerous conditions. Paddlers may explore upstream into Bringle Creek and the Maumelle River (rocky riffles and downed trees eventually block the route) and downstream to the Arkansas Highway 10 bridge. Canoes and kayaks may be used only in the area of the lake west of the Arkansas Highway 10 bridge.

Please check current guidelines on boating and motor restrictions at: www.agfc.com/lakemaumelle.

History
Lake Maumelle is the source of drinking water for almost 500,000 people in Little Rock and surrounding cities – about a sixth of the state’s population. The Maumelle River was dammed in 1958 to create the reservoir and supply water to the greater Little Rock area. Central Arkansas Water owns the 8,900-acre lake and thousands of acres of forestland around it.

Wildlife and Habitat
Watch for wading birds, ospreys, bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, migrating waterfowl and songbirds. Beaver and river otters can be spotted foraging along the river among baldcypress and tupelo trees.

Fishing
The river offers fishing for black bass, crappie and bream. Minnows, jigs, spinners and light line are recommended. Fish on the bottom of the river for catfish with worms, minnows and stink baits. Anglers pursue white bass during the spring spawn with jigs, crankbaits and live bait. Find out more about Lake Maumelle and AGFC Fishing Regulations

Beautiful scenic view of someone floating on the water trail.

 

Hunting
This area is part of the Maumelle River Wildlife Management Area. Hunters pursue small game and bowhunt for deer. Check the AGFC Hunting Guidebook for details.

Don’t Get a Ticket
According to Arkansas law, children 12 and under must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket and anyone on a boat must have one ready to use. Vessels 16 feet and longer must have a throwable life preserver (type IV) aboard. Glass containers are illegal in boats such as canoes that can be easily swamped. Paddlers must securely fasten cooler lids, use attached litter containers and use floating holders for beverages. Paddling Ethics and Safety

County

Pulaski


Access

Sleepy Hollow Access 
GPS Coordinates:  
Latitude/Longitude--
N 34.87941, W 92.66715

Driving Directions 

  • From I-430 in Little Rock, turn west on Arkansas Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) and travel 19 miles.
  • After crossing the causeway over Lake Maumelle, the access is one mile on the left.

Map

The trail is only marked in critical locations. To follow the trail route, download a geo-referenced map of the trail in the Avenza App for mobile devices.

Sleepy Hollow Georeferenced Map

Georeferenced Map Instructions

iPhone Download Instructions

  1. Download the free Avenza Map app from the App Store on mobile device.
  2. Choose a trail and tap on the geo-referenced map.
  3. Tap on the map again and choose “Open in Avenza Maps” or choose “More” and tap on the Avenza Map icon.
  4. Map is saved in Avenza Map app.
  5. A blue dot marks your location on the map.
  6. The trail map uses the phone’s GPS. If cell reception is poor, put phone on airplane mode to conserve power.

Android Download Instructions

  1. Download the free Avenza Map app from the App Store on mobile device.
  2. Choose a trail and tap on the geo-referenced map.
  3. Tap on the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  4. Choose “Send File” and tap the Avenza Map icon.
  5. Map is saved in Avenza Map app.
  6. A blue dot marks your location on the map.
  7. The trail map uses the phone’s GPS. If cell reception is poor, put phone on airplane mode to conserve power.

Important Numbers 

Pulaski County EMS
911

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
501-340-6600

Stop Poaching Hotline
800-482-9262

Central Arkansas Water
501-377-1239

Hooded Merganser, Libby Burtner Macaulay LibraryHooded Merganser, Libby Burtner, Macaulay Library

 

Red-shouldered Hawk, Eric Keith, Macaulay LibraryRed-shouldered Hawk, Eric Keith, Macaulay Library