Bear Creek

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Along this trail, visitors will enjoy a variety of settings including forested creeks, panoramic vistas, and captivating rock formations. The trail consists of 4 loops, offering visitors opportunities for day or weekend trips. One of the most beautiful views of Lake Ouachita can be seen from the historic Powell Mountain tower site. The east loop travels through the Deckard Mountain Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area. Bear Creek Horse Camp is available for vehicle parking but facilities are limited to trailer spurs and a restroom.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for day use only. Closed to overnight camping.
Operational Hours: Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees Camping $8.00
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: Max vehicle length - small trailers only. Max length of stay - 14 days. Max group size - 6 persons per site.
Closest Towns: Jessieville, Arkansas.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toliet
Operated By: Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District (501) 984-5313



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Mountain Biking

Surface of trail is gravel.

Fees: No fee.


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  Area/Length : 
45 miles