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Ouachita National Forest hiking

Ouachita National Forest hiking & swimming at Little Missouri Falls

More than 2.9 million acres are included within the three national forests in Arkansas: the Ozark National Forest, the St. Francis National Forest and the Ouachita National Forest. Hiking trails and campgrounds developed by the U.S. Forest Service show off the scenic points in these woodlands. Most of these campgrounds are located in ruggedly beautiful mountainous terrain, and are designed to blend into the landscape to preserve the atmosphere of each national forest in Arkansas. Other recreational opportunities you can find in any national forest in Arkansas include hiking trails, horseback or ATV trails, scenic drives, picnic areas, shooting ranges, and opportunities to watch wildlife, fish, hunt or canoe.