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Ouachita National Forest

Hot Springs, AR 71902
+1 501-321-5202
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Lovely Drive Not far from Hot Springs

Scenic drive with easy hills and curves led us to the Park and Campground area with marina and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Iberia

Twisty roads, roads are maintained excellent, lots of areas to pull off and enjoy the view. Made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, Texas
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This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hot Springs, AR 71902
+1 501-321-5202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic drive with easy hills and curves led us to the Park and Campground area with marina and picnic area as well as spots to pull off for picnic or hiking or lake access.

Thank vac1017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Twisty roads, roads are maintained excellent, lots of areas to pull off and enjoy the view. Made for a GREAT motorcycle ride!

Thank rickkcir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walk this trails a lot, I see countless mountain bikers riding these beautiful and scenic trails. If you are a hiker there are plenty of entry and exit points. Make sure to bring plenty of water and in the sring, summer amd early fall...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bring bug repellent; we got a tick. Many kinds of mushrooms; mostly deciduous, broadleaf trees. Autumn must be very colorful. Summer is muggy, so dress accordingly and bring water, however all the trails we hiked were completely shaded and there are some fresh water streams.

Thank amandacJ2872OS
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We spent one afternoon driving around this area. There is so much to do here. Established in 1907, it is the South's oldest and one of the largest (1.6 million acres) national forest. Recreation areas such as Albert Pike, Shady Lake and Charlton offer campsites,...More

2  Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Went in our RV and hiked the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail! So fun and absolutely beautiful. Make sure you rent a boat or bring one. You can camp at any of the Corp of Engineer campgrounds along the southern shores of Lake Ouachita. Hot Springs...More

2  Thank Brigette L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I took the chance to get out and stretch while driving through the Ouachita National Forrest a few months back, and was blown away on how peaceful and relaxing this place can be.

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We camped at one of the dugout spots close to the river. It was definitely primitive (bring everything you'll need including water). We swam, fished, and bathed in the river along a beautiful cliff face. It was a great experience. There were lots of trails...More

3  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Starting out bear the very beginning of the Talimena Scenic Byway near Mena, AR is a great trail: Earthquake Ridge. There's a main trail along with a few additional loops. We hiked 3.5-4 miles on a beautiful spring day. There a couple of points that...More

1  Thank Keeniekins
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We braved the gravel road for miles to find the Little Missouri Falls and were not disappointed. Granted, we were there in April and only saw two other people. It's an easy hike to the falls, very pretty, and peaceful. We tried a little fishing,...More

2  Thank Alan T
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Brigette L | Reviewed this property |
No, but I believe there are some in the area just not along the Ouachita Lake.
Melissa N
22 July 2017|
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Response from Kyle S | Reviewed this property |
No worries about traveling to Arkansas for a camping trip. contact information for that will help you out is: Ouachita National Forest 100 Reserve Street P.O. Box 1270. Hot Springs, AR 71902. Phone: (501) 321-5202. Fax... More