I don’t make changes to Wikipedia very often. However, when adding links to my new and revised Lake Fort Smith State Park page, I saw that the Wikipedia page for the park was rather weak, with no information at all about the new park.
Lake Fort Smith State Park was closed in 2002 to make way for a larger dam and spillway. The addition flooded the site of the old park, and new facilities were built around the new lake.
After I edited it, that part said:
Lake Fort Smith State Park was closed in 2002 to make way for a larger dam and spillway. The addition flooded the site of the old park, and the new 259 acre Lake Fort Smith State Park reopened in the late Spring of 2008 four miles north of its original location with 30 camp sites, 10 cabins, a group lodging facility, picnic sites, a pavilion, marina with rental boats, a double lane boat ramp, a swimming pool, playground, and an 8,000 square foot visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop, a meeting/class room, a patio with an outdoor wood burning fireplace, and an expansive view of the lake and mountains.
Wikipedia is a wonderful tool. I think it’s greatest strength is that is built and maintained by the public. For the most part, I’ve found it to be one of the very best overall sources online, having more information that just about any other source for most general topics. Wikipedia isn’t without it’s problems. It’s not a primary source. However, it will often provide links or references to better sources.
We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in October, not long after it opened in its new location in 2008.