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Gray Spring Recreation Area

       The Gray Springs Recreation Area is a picnic area with scenic views in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest of northwestern Arkansas.  It is located on northern Franklin County, on Forest Road 1003, and includes a picnic shelter, comfort facilities, an outdoor barbecue pit, and picnic tables. The picnic area and Forest Road 1003 were built in 1934 by a crew from the Civilian Conservation Corps, and were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.  The road, which winds precariously around Black Mountain, retains a number of surviving CCC-built features, including bridge and many stone culverts.  (The area is in much need of repair.)