Map of the Ouachita National ForestThe Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres in central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. Headquartered in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the forest is managed for multiple uses, including timber and wood production, watershed protection and improvement, habitat for wildlife and fish species (including threatened and endangered ones), wilderness area management, minerals leasing, and outdoor recreation.  Enjoy camping, hiking, biking, scenic driving, trail riding, water recreation, fishing, hunting, and more!

 

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Go Where the Wild Colors Are

Ouachita National Forest

Fall has arrived in the Ouachita National Forest. The nights are becoming cooler and it is the perfect time to recreate in the forest. 


Campground Fees Waived on Southern Region National Forests

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states.


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Spotlights

2017 Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) now available - View/print here

Man on 4-Wheeler

The MVUMs directed by the Travel Management Rule are now available for the Ouachita National Forest. 

National Forests At A Glance

The National Forests At a Glance - Jobs & Income Story Map is a different way to explore your National Forests and Grasslands through the lens of Job and Income contributions...

 




Wildfire Prevention Tips

Significant causes of wildfire include sparks from welding and grinding equipment, carelessly discarded smoking materials, arson and lightning. Help prevent wildfires.

Don't Move Firewood

Nonnative insects threaten our forests. Help us stop these invaders.  Watch the Super Rangers defeat the Legi...