Ouachita National Forest

Address: 100 Reserve Street, P.O. Box 1270
Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone: (501) 321-5202 Fax: (501) 321-5305 Email: R8_ouachita_info@fs.fed.us Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita

The Ouachita National Forest is located primarily in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Outstanding mountain views coupled with picturesque streams, rivers and lakes provide a unique and highly valued setting for outdoor recreation.  Extensive trail system provides for all types of uses including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and off-highway vehicles (OHV).  A variety of services can be found at developed campgrounds ranging from rustic tent pads to full-service RV hookups.  Enjoy exceptional water-based recreation opportunities including fishing, non-motorized boating and passive enjoyment of streams, rivers and lakes. The forest showcases the Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area located in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.   The Talimena Scenic Byway traverses the national recreation area as it winds along the top of Winding Stair and Rich Mountains on its way into Arkansas. The Kerr Arboretum and Nature Center, a self-guided environmental education area is located here.  Developed picnic areas, scenic overlooks, and historical interpretive exhibits can also be found along the drive. Other special areas on the Ouachita National Forest include Red Slough Wildlife Area, the Womble Trail and the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

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