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Ouachita National Forest

Hot Springs, AR 71902
+1 501-321-5202
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Adventure of a Lifetime!

Went in our RV and hiked the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail! So fun and absolutely beautiful. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brigette L
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Great place with beautiful views!

I took the chance to get out and stretch while driving through the Ouachita National Forrest a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyle S
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Hope, Arkansas
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This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hot Springs, AR 71902
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Brigette L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  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

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

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We wish we would have had more time to explore trails, but we definitely enjoyed picnicking here for lunch! Make sure to have a full tank of gas when driving through here though as GPS signal was spotty and there weren't many gas stations on...More

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very easily accessible by car, the drive through the forest is beautiful, there are some stunning views along the road, where you can stop and take a picture. The spring was just starting to come when we visited (three weeks ago) and I assume it...More

1  Thank sumanuta
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This forest was a pleasure to drive through. The scenery and wild life was abundant. The road was winding and hilly.

1  Thank banzal
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Many trails, beautiful, accessible and the fall colors were still good even in November . Unable to get to watch tower due to rain but great gift shop up there too!

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I loved the drive up the steep roads in the mountains and the lake has the most beautiful, clear water that I have ever seen. My boyfriend and I are considering staying in the cabins on Lake Ouachita.

1  Thank LaTiffany S
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