El Dorado is in the midst of some of the state’s finest recreational opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts visit Moro Bay State Park, positioned just northeast of El Dorado on U.S. 63. Recognized as one of the most popular fishing and water sport sites in the region, the park features campsites and rental cabins, picnicking, a full-service marina, trails and playground equipment.
In town, residents have access to a number of city-operated parks and facilities. Among the many features discovered at municipal parks include athletic fields, playground equipment, a skate park, tennis courts, a golf course and plenty of open space. One of the area’s notable park sites is the El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex, home to two baseball fields, four softball fields, two public pavilions, playgrounds, picnic facilities and RV hook-ups.
Approximately 30 miles east of El Dorado, along U.S. 82, is the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, a 65,000-acre refuge home to the world’s largest green tree reservoir. Visitors take advantage of activities such as fishing, hunting, camping and wildlife viewing along a winding trail system.
Keeping up with your health year-round is easy at HealthWorks Fitness Center, a 50,000-square-foot health and fitness facility just minutes from downtown El Dorado. The center is complete with a well-equipped fitness center, an indoor aquatic center, an indoor walking track and group exercise studios, which host a wide array of classes for people of all ages and abilities. Included in this list is Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, spinning, senior fitness, Zumba, boot camp and cardio kickboxing, among others. For more information on this facility, visit the center’s website at www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com.