Ouachita National Forest, Hot Springs
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Ouachita National Forest is located in Hot Springs. Arrange your visit to Ouachita National Forest and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hot Springs using our Hot Springs vacation route planner.
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Arkansas Traveler Ruth
This is one grand forest and easily accessed. There is current legislation which will allow fraching right above the White River water shed. So, please visit now! Arkansas has always been known as the... read more »
Hiked Little Missouri Falls, went for a horseback ride at Lake Ouachita and all the little towns and antique/rock shops along the way were very cool...
Drove thru and enjoyed the views. Note to anyone traveling thru Arkansas National Forests...make sure you have a FULL tank before driving the scenic routes through the forests. There are NO gas statio... read more »
One of Oklahoma's easiest escapes to the mountains. Love packing in trails and spending the night out in the woods. Tons of trails to hike. My favorite trails would have to be from the Queen Wilhelmina resort, located just across the Western Arkansas border. Great nature photograph opportunities throughout these hills. If you are short on time the drive through this park is great too. A few view points to stop and catch the sunrise or set. Watch for wildlife as it is not used to highway traffic. Lots of lakes and streams to visit. If you find yourself on the Eastern edge of the Park you can checkout Hot Springs, AK for a little R&R and visit some soothing warm baths to heal all your aching muscles from trekking. I shall return someday to spend more nights under the stars.
Meandering roads and trails weave through a mountain range that stretches from East to West rather than from South to North. This peculiarity confused early European explorers. The low Oachita Mountain Range becomes the Kiamichi in Oklahoma and continues to travel west. Magazine Mountain and Rich Mountain are worthy visits as they are stop offs for the annual Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico and have unique terrior and microclimates. Mena, Arkansas, is home to Skyline Cafe - a must visit (biscuits as big as your face). Take the Winding Stair Highway from Arkansas into Oklahoma for roller coaster curves and an enchanted forest of miniature 400+ year old oaks 🌳 🌳 🌳.
This place is definitely under-rated. Some camping sites don't charge any fees during off season. Some non-electricity camping sites charge $14 per day, and RV sites with electricity charge $20 per day. Free shower, decent facilities and beautiful scenery. In all, it's a great place to go camping.
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Claudia Aita Costa
Tall trees, wildlife, flowing water, what else can you ask for? This is a beautiful forest with plenty of privacy and quiet. Take plenty of supplies and go explore.
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