USDA Forest Service - Ouachita National Forest
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.
Located in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, the Ouachita National Forest is home to rolling hills, pristine lakes, geological wonders and a vast array of adventures at every turn! Whether you want a challenge or a retreat, a vista or a valley, the Ouachitas have something for everyone!
A variety of developed and dispersed recreation opportunities await you on the forest. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, hunting, fishing, four-wheeler riding and taking pictures are just some of the activities people enjoy while visiting the forests
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.
The Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas produced a series of three short videos highlighting the incredible forest and glade restoration work being completed.
2024 Day Use Permits now available for National Forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma
Release Date: Feb 22, 2024
In 2021, the Forest Service in Arkansas and Oklahoma and The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas produced a series of three short videos highlighting the incredible forest and glade restoration work being completed on the National Forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Ouachita National Forest is proposing changes to recreation fees in certain areas of the Forest. The public is invited to comment on the proposed fee changes to the developed recreation program. The comment period is set to end by close of business on December 31, 2023.