USDA Forest Service - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
2024 Eclipse Information
On April 8, the moon, earth, and sun will align in a total solar eclipse that will pass across a large portion of the United States. The eclipse will be an amazing event, especially in the path of totality.
As one of America's most scenic and picturesque areas, the Ozark-St. Francis provides a lot of the "natural" in the Natural State of Arkansas. We have something for everyone and are on the way to almost everywhere in Arkansas!
The Forests' rugged scenic beauty offers a wide variety of year-round recreational opportunities! Whether you are a hiker, camper, kayaker, horseback rider, hunter, fisherman, or anything in between, the Ozark-St Francis National Forests provide new adventures around every bend.
Before embarking on your outdoor adventure, be prepared with maps available in several formats: Interactive, downloadable, geo-referenced, and also available for printing at home.
The forest will be conducting prescribed burns over the next several months. The purposes of these burns are to re-establish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health, and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.
Forest Service Announces Opening of Blanchard Springs Caverns for 2024
Release Date: Feb 26, 2024
Interagency effort to eliminate feral hogs on Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Release Date: Feb 23, 2024
2024 Day Use Permits now available for National Forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma
Release Date: Feb 22, 2024