Pike Campground will remain closed until further notice. However, according to a news release
from forest officials with the Ouachita National Forest, most trails in the
area have been reopened.
to Caddo/Womble District Ranger Gloria Chrismer, “A portion of the Little
Missouri Trail will be closed from Road 512 to the Road 106 by Albert Pike
Campground. People can detour
around the closed section by
hiking east on Road 512, south on Road 73 and west on Road 106. Notices will be
posted with maps showing an outline of the detour area.” Also, the Viles Branch Trailhead on Forest Road 2106 and
the south end of the Athens Big Fork Trailhead on B23F are accessible by foot
repairs are being completed on many roads in the area; however, for public
safety, some roads and trailheads
remain closed to vehicular traffic including:
Road 73 from the junction of Road 43 to Road 512
Road 512 from the second water crossing to ½ mile east of Road 38
Road 106 is closed from Loop A access road to Albert Pike Campground for 2
Winding Stair Trailhead and Viles Branch Trailhead on Road 2106 will remain
closed to vehicular
Road 2106 from Highway 369 to the Viles Branch Trailhead
Road B23F East of the Athens Big Fork Trail
Road 99 is open; however, a barricade is in place at the junction of Road 73
Assessments have been conducted with
estimates being compiled to address the damage that was done to the roads in
the Albert Pike area due to the flooding on June 11. Some of these roads will
remain closed until repairs can be done. Many roads remain closed and are planned for reconstruction.
Albert Pike Campground will remain closed to day use and camping due to
extensive damages that resulted from the flood.
recreational opportunities in the area include: Shady Lake Recreation Area,
Bard Springs, Crystal and Big
Brushy Campgrounds. To find out
about other recreation opportunities on the Ouachita National Forest, information is available at www.fs.fed.us/r8/ouachita/.