Area Status: Open
This area is Open


Nestled in the forested splendor of the rugged Ouachita Mountains, this recreation area is located in the southern portion of the national forest. Visitors are invited to hike the nature trail or experience the excitement of a canoe trip on the Little Missouri River.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Albert Pike Recreation area and the nearby Winding Stair trailhead sustained damage after a storm on Memorial Day. The repairs have been completed at Albert Pike Recreation Area and the restroom facility has re-opened. Downed trees have made the Winding Stair trailhead inaccessible and dangerous for hikers and will remain closed. (updated 8/4/15). An update on the status of Winding Stair will be posted as new information becomes available. Albert Pike Recreation Area Loops A & B are open seasonally for day use only. No overnight camping. Call the Womble Office for additional information 870-867-2101
Operational Hours: Open for day use 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  No overnight camping or parking.  No fee.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Closest Towns: 6 miles north of Langley, Arkansas.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Hot Springs take Highway 70 west 36 miles through Glenwood to Salem. Turn west on Highway 84 and go 13 miles to Langley. At Langley turn north on Highway 369 and go 6 miles to the recreation area.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water

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