Ouachita National Forest84 Votes
- Address: Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-5013215202
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Family And Kids
A government maintained national forest spread over an area of 1.8 million acres and is one of the biggest natural space in the state of Arkansas. Located in the mountain of Ouachita, the forest is used as a conservation centre for wildlife and plants. The forest offers a lot to do for its visitors given its picturesque surrounding and exotic setting. There are extensive trails for people where they can go for hiking, mountain biking, camping and fishing along with a very informative exhibit that lets you understand all the aspects of the country's rich history. For campers the there is Charlton Recreation Area dotted with all the amenities they might need for camping. Nestled in the lap of nature and surrounded by varied waterbodies the place is a perfect refuge for nature lover looking for a quiet time.
Ouachita National Forest Travel Tips
- Wear sturdy shoes.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ouachita National Forest
- Prices differ for different activities. Contact the authorities for more info.
Ouachita National Forest Hours
- Early hours are best for hiking.
How to Reach Ouachita National Forest
- By Taxi
- By Car
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16.67% of people who visit Hot Springs include Ouachita National Forest in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
55.56% of people start their Ouachita National Forest visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Ouachita National Forest
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ouachita National Forest
Ouachita National Forest Reviews & Ratings
Very awesome place. The water was low when I visited the lake. The forest consists of multiple species of trees and fowl. This is an awesome place to bird watch. I actually saw a few bald eagles there as well. This is a really good place to visit during the spring when the water levels or normal. The lake was really great for kayaking. Also, after viewing real estate prices in the area, this would be a very affordable place to retire.
Went to Pigeon Roost Rifle Range 2 weeks ago. Decent range but obviously much run down from what it was once upon a time. Then again, it's free to use. Clean up your mess after you shoot there folks, do us all a favor. Shoot safely.
There were so many trees in this forest that I stopped naming then all after about twenty minutes. If you see You the Pine Tree, say "hi!". Love the Ouachita National Forest! So much fun to ride the bike through on a hot & humid Arkansas day!
The surrounding park was great with a few locations to stop and eat with the family, walk the dog or go hiking. Overall and excellent location, be aware the tower itself is located up a steep series of step or by car a series of switch backs. I would recommend using a vehicle if you're aren't up for a fairly physical uphill walk.
Beautiful, especially on the trail. The rivers are clear and everything is lush and vibrant. The mist provided by the rivers creates a dynamic that enhances the scenary environment. However, the area is a bit dangerous when high into the mountains and fog rolls over.