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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

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Address: Russellville, AR

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Ozark St Francis National Forests

Love the scenic view, curvy roads and all there is to do. Hiking, horseback riding, 4 wheelers, lots of waterfalls, creeks if you know where to go. Amazing picnic areas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Christina R
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Russellville, Arkansas
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Russellville, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the scenic view, curvy roads and all there is to do. Hiking, horseback riding, 4 wheelers, lots of waterfalls, creeks if you know where to go. Amazing picnic areas.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
40 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite the fact that we missed the fall colour by a few days, this is still some of the most beautiful scenery our country has to offer. My first visit to the Ozarks and I hope to go back some day and maybe hit the peak this time!

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houstonburbs
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244 reviews 244 reviews
36 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What spectacular views we saw! LOTS of hair pin turns and even saw some snow still accumulated on the ground! Nothing blooming just yet, but, in about a month, this will be fabulous!

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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168 reviews 168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The colors of the leaves were just turning and made for beautiful scenery. The scenic byway, Highway 7 was a most delightful day adventure across northern AR.

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Cardiff
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354 reviews 354 reviews
164 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was worth a short 6 mile drive east on Hwy 16 during our trip from Clarksville to Branson on scenic Hwy 7. The 2.2 mile RT walk to see the rocks and caves under them was enjoyable. The trees were just starting to show color, so end of Oct or early Nov are probably ideal for optimal fall colors.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My absolute favorite place in the world. A must see in the fall when the leaves are changing. Or, a drive to Ponca to see the Elk and stay in a unique cabin in a cave is also a must. Great fishing too!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The scenic area consists of 2 hiking trails Pedestal Rocks (2.2 mi) and Kings Bluff (1.7 mi). Regardless of your hiking skills, it's worth the trip. You will see unique formations, called pedestals that were formed by weathering. Kings Bluff features a waterfall that flows over the ledge. The trail is located at the top of the Illinois Bayou River... More 

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Lamar, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Live less than a mile away, Great deer and turkey hunting. Lots of creeks and wilderness camping. Has a new visitor center on Hwy 21 about 3 miles north of Clarksville.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I spend a lot of time in this area looking for places to hunt, fish and just relax. Dirt roads are inviting to me so 4 wheel drive is my security blanket and used when necessary.

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Gainesville, FL
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Main Forest and trail options were huge. However unlike other outdoor parks, on-the-spot camping information and maps/directions were not readily available. Gas stations are old and spread out far from each other. Most importantly, Diesel is just as in demand in this place as Gasoline, so one can easily mistake one fuel pump for another when fueling a vehicle (so... More 

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