Grassy Lake Water Trail, the state’s newest addition

Posted: June 9, 2014 at 2:21 a.m.

Owen Theus looks for the next blue diamond blaze as he, his mother, Allison Ivey Theus (left), and Kirsten Bartlow, director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Water Trails program, enjoy a three-hour float May 27 on the new Grassy Lake Water Trail.

A name like "Grassy Lake" triggers expectations of wide openness. And squinting. Westerners would think of waves of grain, but Arkansans imagine a weedy basin simmering in the midday sun and swarming with mosquitoes as that sun goes down.

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