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“Home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Russellville, AR
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Gainesville, FL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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“Good place to visit but come prepared”
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 be vigilant when fueling in this area). Nice quiet hiking spots though.

Visited May 2012
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London,Ky
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“love Highway 7”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Love to ride my Harley from Russellville to Jasper for breakfast or lunch at the Ozark Cafe in Jasper.

Visited April 2012
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Gatesville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“A Rugged Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

A beautiful change of scenery from Texas. It was quiet, secluded, and a rugged breath of fresh air from everyday stresses.

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Bay City, Michigan
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“Another beautiful national forest in AR...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

The various national forests/state forests tend to run together in AR, but they sure do provide some awesome scenery and quiet places to explore. We drove through different sections of this national forest on our drive up Scenic Highway 7. We saw some sandstone bluffs, some streams/rivers, some wonderful vistas (often with turnouts) and a few deer. We made a quick stop in the Cove Lake Recreation area, off of Scenic 309. This would be a great weekend spot to enjoy the lake and hike in the forest. It was very quiet, but of course, we went in January! No matter the time of year, this area of Arkansas provides a nice getaway and I am glad we took the time to discover it on our way home to Michigan. Hope one day to be back and explore more in depth.

Visited January 2012
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