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Ouachita National Forest

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Address: P.O. Box 1270, 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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Fall color!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lots of places to pull off road & hike or just for a bit with the family to look at the water or scenic viewing.

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Hot Springs, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nothing to dislike about the forest. I ride there as often as I can. The forestry roads are great and there are many miles of them.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We enjoyed a day of exploring, circling the entire lake. That said, I have to agree with some of the lower reviews. Much of the roads are gravel, steep, huge/deep potholes, flooded (We didn't even risk some of the mud holes in our 4 wheel drive truck!) Many areas have no cell coverage and I agree, I was worried if... More 

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garland, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a beautiful drive and not to be missed when you travel through Arkansas. We packed a lunch and stopped along the way to enjoy the beauty and pleasure of eating outside. Sandwiches always taste better on a picnic.

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Address: Address: P.O. Box 1270, Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone Number: 501 321 5202
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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