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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Recreation Fee Changes proposal

The comment period for the proposal to change recreation fees across the Ouachita and Ozark-St.Francis National Forests has ended.  Proposed changes in table format: Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis.


Map Price Increase for Printed Maps

Picture of the Ouachita National Forest Map

For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps. Prices of USFS paper and plastic coated maps will increase to $14 on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.


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Spotlights

2018 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. 

Hochatown Wildland Urban Interface

Hochatown Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) proposal objective is to decrease wildfire risk, and improve wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities around the Hochatown, OK area.

 




Prescribed Fires on the Forest

Firefighter using drip torch

The Ouachita National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns over the next several months.

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...



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