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Ouachita National Forest

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Address: Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone Number: 501 321 5202
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Activities: Hiking, Driving, Viewing wildlife
Description: This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in...
This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
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We took a beautiful drive through the Ouachitas when we left...it was stunning. My husband, who is from the NW, said if they'd blindfolded him, plopped him down in the middle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We took a beautiful drive through the Ouachitas when we left...it was stunning. My husband, who is from the NW, said if they'd blindfolded him, plopped him down in the middle of the Ouachita Forest, and took the blindfold off, he'd swear he was in Oregon. It really was a very lovely drive....highly recommended.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Ouachita National Recreation Trail runs adjacent to Winding Stair National Recreation Area, composed of several difficult hiking trails, campgrounds, Cedar Lake Recreation Area, and the Winding Stair scenic drive (Route 1) which travels along the ridge through the National Forest in Eastern Oklahoma and into Western Arkansas. I chose to hike Horse Thief Springs Trail last September. While the... More 

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McLouth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Rode my bike threw these mountains, tons of curves, scenery, and pit stops. Had the best time riding these mountains. Will definitely come back again just to ride them.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Loved it .great experience. We all enjoyed. We are already planning a trip for next year. Grand kids can't wait. They are begging their mom and dad to go too.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was our favorite stop on our trip to Hot Springs. Very natural and unstructured gardens with beautiful water features, plantings, and meandering paths. Luckily we visited in the fall, when the turning leaves provided glorious color reflecting off the water!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Motorcycle ride through the Forrest was beautiful. Tall pines, great creeks and lovely easy winding roads.

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Newhope, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There are many beautiful hiking trails, streams, mountains, lakes. I am disappointed that beautiful Albert Pike, and Little Missouri Falls are day use only. It is a good place to view or hunt wildlife. There is good trout fishing. Bass and catfish in the lakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The drive through this forest is beautiful. We stopped at the information center and were very surprised at the wealth of information available there. They also had some interactive displays that the grandkids ages 5 and 8 really liked. They had hummingbird feeders hanging outside a window and binoculars a available for a close up look at the birds. Nicely... More 

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Osceola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beautiful motorcycle ride! The roads were good and the vistas amazing! This forest was huge but appeared well cared for and not commercialized.

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Elba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We arrived late and paid on a sort of honor system where you sign an envelope and put your money inside a box. I guess this is only the case if you are really late or the overseer is not there. We chose our own campsite. Tents can only be set up on sites with a tent pad. Rates are... More 

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Address: Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone Number: 501 321 5202
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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