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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

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Address: Russellville, AR

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OZARK MASTER FORREST

SO many trails and so many camp sites. and wolves. Just bring a decoy chicken you will be ok VERY NOICE

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
didrocethu
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

SO many trails and so many camp sites. and wolves. Just bring a decoy chicken you will be ok VERY NOICE

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Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We took the supposedly .7 mile trail but seemed like 1.7 miles but the scenery was well worth it. The pedestals were absolutely beautiful and the view was even better. If you look around you will see something eye catching every step of the way. Make sure to bring water and snacks because you get so caught up in the... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We visited this area with friends who love to hike...and they talked us into making the trek to Pedestal Rock. It was about a mile each way...and since we are not hikers ourselves....it was quite a strenuous experience. Unfortunately, it began to rain when we were halfway back to the car....making things even more difficult. The walk was very nice... More 

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Montana City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

So many pretty places to see in the Ozarks. This was a new area to me and I loved it. From the Buffalo River to Petit Jean there is beauty and history all around, it would take years to see all the beautiful, rivers, waterfalls,mountains and fun attractions in the Ozarks forests. Some of the highlights for this trip for... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Ozark~St. Francis National Forests is a beautiful place to visit. This was my first time to visit and I enjoyed my visit thoroughly and plan on returning soon.

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Manning, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

You don't just enjoy this national forest by going there. You enjoy it when you are driving near this beautiful medium-size community. You can hike the trails, or you can just drive through or around, just enjoying the scenery.

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Delaware, Arkansas
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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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 

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5 Thank Brian B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Austin, Texas
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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.

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