Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas Camping & Hiking

Ouachita National Forest Image Gallery

Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Arkansas Campgrounds

CEDAR LAKE (OKLAHOMA)

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Arkansas Hiking Trails

Little Missouri Falls

Viles Branch

Poteau/Cold Springs Ranger District

Sugar Creek Hiking

Oklahoma Ranger District

Jessieville Winona Fourche Ranger District

Buffalo Gap

Wildcat Mountain

Danville Mountain

Mena/Oden Ranger District

Wolf Pen Gap

Related Link(s)

More Arkansas Recreation Areas

Ouachita National Forest

So Much To Do & See
The Ouachita National Forest is located primarily in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Outstanding mountain views coupled with picturesque streams, rivers, and lakes provide a unique and highly valued setting for outdoor recreation.  The forest offers high quality nature related-sightseeing, scenic driving, hunting, fishing, and dispersed camping.  Learn about the areas rich history at wayside exhibits along a scenic drive or experience unique botanical, mineral, and prehistoric resources featured in information and educational programs.  An extensive trail system provides for all types of uses including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-highway vehicles (OHV) riding.  A variety of services can be found at developed campgrounds ranging from rustic tent pads to full-service RV hookups.  Enjoy exceptional water-based recreation opportunities including fishing, non-motorized boating, and passive enjoyment of streams, rivers and lakes.

2019 recreation fees and schedule

To view a recreation area on the Recreation Map below:

  • Click on the district office Forest Service emblem in your area of interest, or
  • Click on “Find An Area” at right.

When viewing an area, use “+” and “-” to size map, and “Map” drop-down menu to choose style of map.