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Ouachita National Forest

Hot Springs, AR 71902
+1 501-321-5202
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Nature at its finest

I am always amazed at the natural beauty that our country has to offer. Take the time to drive or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holli G
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Urbana, Ohio, United States
Nature-lovers' Paradise

Ouachita National Forest is tranquil, and a wonderful refuge from the busyness of life. It is a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Kathy S
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
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Hot Springs, AR 71902
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+1 501-321-5202
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"fall foliage"
in 8 reviews
"motorcycle ride"
in 4 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 8 reviews
"hickory nut"
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"lovely drive"
in 4 reviews
"primitive camping"
in 2 reviews
"albert pike"
in 4 reviews
"crystal springs"
in 3 reviews
"hiking experience"
in 2 reviews
"poison ivy"
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"hiking trails"
in 8 reviews
"shores of lake"
in 2 reviews
"central arkansas"
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"great hiking"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"bring water"
in 2 reviews
"natural state"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always amazed at the natural beauty that our country has to offer. Take the time to drive or walk thru whatever you can and slow things down. I want to return in the Fall or the Winter.

3  Thank Holli G
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Ouachita National Forest is tranquil, and a wonderful refuge from the busyness of life. It is a very large forest, with many back-trails that are way off the main roads. We saw several waterfalls and signs of wildlife, and thoroughly enjoyed enjoying God's creation!

2  Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Spent time driving around the area and through the Forest. Wish I had more time to spend hiking while I was there.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great Place to visit. Park has many places. You can walk along the bath house and see hot spring water coming out of the ground. Which is very interesting to find out it takes 300 years to start as rain in the mountains and becomes...More

2  Thank John B
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We spent several days in the forest starting with the west side in Oklahoma traveling and exploring all the way to the east side. Lots of places on the main roads to pull over for sightseeing. Lots of unpaved roads to choose from. Most are...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Take the drive through the park you will be glad you did. The views are breathtaking. Drive slowly the roads are dangerous.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Just couldn't believe this place is in Arkansas! Endless hills and massive pine trees. Oh, I wish I could go back!!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Lovely drive with curves and rolling hills and scenery. You can drive as long or short a distance as you want. Years ago we drove through the Ouachita and it was beautiful. This year, it was too early in October, plus the locals told us...More

2  Thank Ann T
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Scenic drive with easy hills and curves led us to the Park and Campground area with marina and picnic area as well as spots to pull off for picnic or hiking or lake access.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Twisty roads, roads are maintained excellent, lots of areas to pull off and enjoy the view. Made for a GREAT motorcycle ride!

1  Thank rickkcir
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Maribel G
4 February 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.
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jyoti shankar s
19 December 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
There are many places to stay, but the National Park is an urban park. The park surrounds the city of Hot Springs. Kind of confusing but it was the first land set aside by the Federal Government in 1832. As for the Ouachita... More
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Bilal S
6 November 2017|
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Response from amandacJ2872OS | Reviewed this property |
The drive up to Hickory Nut Mountain overlook - the summit over lake Oachita- is definitely worth it- but you’ll need an SUV, the road gets very difficult. We really enjoyed Maxwell Blade’s magic show. Browse the gift shops... More
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