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Beautiful weekend

We took a drive from Crystal Springs Campground on Lake Ouachita to look at the fall colors. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexander, Arkansas
Spectacular,but tough!

I will preface my review by saying that I am over 60,out of shape,and I had a knee replacement 5... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sullivan, Illinois
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This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
Hot Springs, AR 71902
+1 501-321-5202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a drive from Crystal Springs Campground on Lake Ouachita to look at the fall colors. It was a great trip!

Thank caseynvicky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will preface my review by saying that I am over 60,out of shape,and I had a knee replacement 5 months ago, so this trail was no walk in the park! I was determined to complete the trail,and I did,but I found it very challenging....More

Thank geriluc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ouachita NF has numerous hiking trails and swimming holes, too many to list here. Plenty of places to go and be alone with your thoughts, challenging trails to hike and beautiful places to swim. Trails are well maintained.

Thank sairam66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my son on Fall Break we decided to get out of town and spend some time camping out in nature. We found this campground through the Army Corps of Engineers and with our "America the Beautiful" park pass we ended up getting half off...More

Thank HaulinHalls
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Made a round trip from Hot Springs to Mount Ida, south to Glenwood, then back east to Hot Springs. Plenty of places to camp, hike or put a boat in Lake Ouachita. We spent a few hours at Wegner Ranch and Quartz Mine where we...More

3  Thank WilliamW579
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We are 76 and 77 years old and generally do a fair amount of hiking when on our timeshare exchange vacations. We were recently in Hot Springs AR and hiked several days in the Ouachita National Forest. The drive out Rt. 270 from Hot Springs...More

4  Thank Joe-SVL
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Please go here if you're in Hot Springs! Be prepared to hike, there a short trails and long trails - it's a wonderful experience! Also check out the lake if you get a chance. The National Park service provides a CHEAP, yet wonderful 2-hour tour...More

2  Thank Road792501
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Our rental cabin is in the heart of the forest. Hiking trails are available and are close to the cabin site.

1  Thank Todd S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Such a nice place for a hike, critter watching or a picnic. If you come to the area I highly recommend !

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

The foliage is pretty to look at. We had a nice time driving around and taking in the scenery. We were so tired from our other excursions so we didn’t get out and hike around.

1  Thank kassiep87
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Reza G
October 21, 2018|
Response from HaulinHalls | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a local but when we were there two weeks ago all the trees were still green. I hope that helps a tad bit.
October 11, 2018|
Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, I did not see any while we were there, sorry I'm not much help !!
Maribel G
February 3, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful. Dogwood tress and spring flowers are just as pretty as it comes. Creek should have lot more water too. Enjoy the beauty. I always do.