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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

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Address: Russellville, AR

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So much to do here! All the trails! We went to pedestal rocks and glory hole and they are amazing. Definitely need to come back and do some other trails. Love this place!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
Melissa C
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Joplin, Missouri
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a pretty even pro/con list for this park. Some recreation/camping areas are better than others. We got lucky and happened to pick a good one - Redding on the Mulberry River (good bathrooms). White Rock Mountain camping was small, bathrooms yuck. But the view there and the Rim Ridge Trail is beautiful! Shoals Lake camping was crowded (but... More 

1 Thank Melisha M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

So much to do here! All the trails! We went to pedestal rocks and glory hole and they are amazing. Definitely need to come back and do some other trails. Love this place!!!

1 Thank Melissa C
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Mary B
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank akmoma
Russellville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank PNicolette2016
Manning, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank John W
Delaware, Arkansas
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Jessica D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

5 Thank Brian B

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