A Note From The Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Lake Francis - Hwy 59 - Township 13, Arkansas
|Lake Francis - a.d. elliott|
My dear Henry,
While traveling down Hwy 59 we came upon this decrepit gateway, leading to "Lake Francis". The gates, standing open, had long since rusted and were sagging.
It looked like the entrance you may expect to Camp Crystal Lake (of Friday the 13th fame).
There are of course stern "No Trespassing" "24-hour video surveillance" signs everywhere as well.
Back to civilization, we googled it, finding out that from about 1930 to 1970 it was "THE" recreational lake in the area. Then, of course, it got dirty, really dirty.
and then the dam leaked.
and finally, in 1990, the dam was destroyed.
So, not haunted, just gone.