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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

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Address: Russellville, AR
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Beautiful Leaves

Highway 7 out of Russellville,ar. Stayed in Conway at wonderful Fairfield. Took a wrong turn going to Branson but turned out to be the best wrong turn! Out of Russellville we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highway 7 out of Russellville,ar. Stayed in Conway at wonderful Fairfield. Took a wrong turn going to Branson but turned out to be the best wrong turn! Out of Russellville we took highway 7 to Branson. Cliff restaurant on this highway recommended too. Beautiful scenery and mountain roads. Rest stop on the way clean and well maintained.

Thank Pat S
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I actually grew up not far from this trail so I have walked the walk many times. You can spend only a couple hours or all day. The views are incredible. If you have time definitely do the King's Bluff trail. Also, there is no where to pick up lunch, a snack or even a drink for miles so be... More 

1 Thank Jessica D
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a five-star destination. The Ozark mountains are absolutely beautiful. There are many "hidden" gems in this forest which may be the reason I only give this four stars instead of five. Although there is a website with information regarding the forest, there is no clearly defined tourist/visitor guide that lists the attractions in a digestible manner. There are... More 

1 Thank Brian B
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area in the Ozarks is a beautiful site. It is located about 30 minutes north of Russellville, AR up Arkansas highway 7 to Arkansas highway 16. There are 2 trails and it is about 1 miles from the parking area to the pedestal rocks. The hike is moderate. Very cool location. See photos I uploaded.

9 Thank Chip W
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great outdoor fun in the National Forest. Not much else but hike, camp, fish, swim, off-road, horse riding, photography to do here.

Thank Adam B
Ball, Louisiana
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293 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We just drove through looking for bears. ( We didn't see any. ) But it does make for a good drive. Pretty scenery and views. Not a "must do" but definitely not a waste of time, particularly for nature lovers.

1 Thank Seven7777
Russellville, Arkansas
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52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Thank Christina R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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237 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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!

3 Thank artgallerygal
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285 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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!

3 Thank ladybugtx76
Rocky Mountains Usa
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200 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 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.

2 Thank Stumpy60

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