Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Russellville

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The Ozark-St. Francis National Forest Supervisor's office is located at 605 W. Main Street in Russellvile, Arkansas. (The St. Francis National Forest is a small holding in the Delta region of eastern Arkansas near Helena; it is administered by the Ozark National Forest Supervisor.)

The Ozark National Forest itself covers more than one million acres, mostly in northwest Arkansas. The southernmost portion runs along the Arkansas River Valley south to the Ouachita Mountains. The northern boundary extends beyond Lone Rock to Matney Mountain in Stone County. On the west the forest patchwork touches Oklahoma.The Ozark National Forest was established on March 6, 1908 by Presidential proclamation. Diverse flora in the region include more than 500 species of trees and woody plants. Hardwoods occupy 65 percent of the forests; the oak-hickory types dominate.

While most Americans think that national forests are fully protected, the national forests have always encouraged logging, especially clear-cutting. Visitors to Ozark National Forest may see logging trucks on the roads and highways. Be careful!

This page is not maintained by the USDA Forest Service. It is maintained by Protect Arkansas Wildlands (PAW).
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  • This is a beautiful area of Arkansas. Great hiking trails and beautiful scenery , water falls, great views from top of the mountains . looking down into valleys at creek beds and rivers  more »
  • We traveled down route 7 from Harrison all the way to Hot Springs. Lovely scenery both north and south of Russellville. Loved the winding roads and steep hills in the Fall but the roads might be treac...  more »
  • The Ozark-St. Francis National Forrest has it all,,,hiking, kayaking, canoeing, hunting...if you love the outdoors this is a place you'll really enjoy. Do your homework on what you want to do and plan...  more »

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