Alerts & Notices

Preparation and safety are of utmost importance while recreating in the Ouachita National Forest.  Check this page for safety updates including current prescribed fire information, know current weather conditions, and be aware of closures and alerts before you plan your trip to the great outdoors.  For more information visit Outdoor Safety in the Southern Region.



  • Winding Stair Campground
  • Charlton Campground
  • Charlton Group Campground
  • Lake Sylvia Campground
  • South Fourche Campground
  • Billy Creek Campground
  • Cedar Lake Campground
  • Mena Visitor Information Center

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Cedar Lake Status Updates

Cedar Lake Campground and Day Use areas are temporarily shutting down.  Check this page for status updates of the progress.

Talimena Scenic Drive Road Construction

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will be repairing culverts on the Talimena Scenic Drive which will involve road closures. Check this page for updates, road closures, and detours.