The USDA Forest Service issued the following trail closure notice on December 6, 2012 for the Shores Lake (Franklin County, Arkansas) West Loop Trail.
“The Shores Lake West Loop Trail has been closed due to tree harvesting activities. This is done to protect public safety. If weather cooperates the trail should reopen within a few weeks.
If you have any questions, contact John Lane, Boston Mountain Ranger District (Ozark, AR) Recreation Program Manager at 479-667-2191 x 2187.”
Thanks to Michael for bringing this to my attention – while you’re at it have a look at his write-up of his recent visit there: Shores Lake & White Rock Loop