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“Love Hot Springs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ouachita National Forest

Ouachita National Forest
P.O. Box 1270, Hot Springs, AR 71902
501 321 5202
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Ranked #5 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Love Hot Springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Enjoy the bathhouses then have a cool drink sitting on the balcony at the Arlington Hotel. If it's too hot, visit Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine or Lake Ouachita.

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great Family moment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Took a trip to this natianal forest and had a great time with my family. Beautiful and memorable. We found ourselves skipping rocks on the lake and it took us back to our childhood. This place has a special place in my heart.

Visited July 2012
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Irving, Texas
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“The Wash-i-taw Elegance!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very huge forest area and scenic drive on the 7 and parts of other small byways (Arkansas paves way what the nature has allowed Kudos Y'all).

Plenty of deers, turtle crossings, Eagles and bucks hoppin in and out. Seriously follow the signs of speed limit for you can most certainly hurt an animal life by mistake....It was the locals who educated me the mountains are called (Wash-i-taw) against Ouch -i-taw. Home of forestry department and vast lake washita state park with lushing green and blue loving all around!!!!

Visited September 2012
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Olympic National Park, Washington
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“Little Missouri Falls, dangerouse drive!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The road you drive on to the falls is all gravel, boulders, sharp rocks, no cell coverage, abandoned vehicles, single lane, very secluded. If you get stranded or in trouble, you are on your own. Cannot believe the state park system would recommend people place their families in this type of potentially dangerous situation. horrible experience.

Visited August 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Stunningly beautiful, near wilderness areas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Though many of the creeks and small runs are dry this year, the great news was that insects appear to be at all time lows! We stayed west of Hot Springs and south of Mt. Ida in the Crystal Springs area. An old WPA building protects a water spigot near Collier Springs where crystalline spring water is yours for the bottling. The area is rich with hiking trails, wildlife, birds and best of all -- SILENCE. This is a place where you can hear your own heart beat, and much more.

If just driving from Oklahoma east, it's worth the extra couple of hours to drive the old road and then the gravel roads through his stretch of Quachita National Park en route or departing from Hot Springs.

Another little known slice of heaven. Campsites are plentiful, but call ahead for reservations.

More information

http://arklahomahiker.org/tag/u-s-forest-service/

Visited July 2012
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