Albert Pike Day Use

Area Status: Open

Nestled in the forested splendor of the rugged Ouachita Mountains, this recreation area is located in the southern portion of the national forest. Visitors are invited to hike the nature trail or experience the excitement of a canoe trip on the Little Missouri River.

Other recreation areas in the Caddo/Womble Ranger District

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Day use/swimming only. Open 4/1/23 to 9/30/23. For more information contact the Caddo-Womble Ranger District at 870 867-2101.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: No fee. Please see attached for recreation schedule and fees
Open Season: Spring
Closest Towns: 6 miles north of Langley, Arkansas.
Operated By: Caddo-Womble Ranger District 870-867-2101

General Information


From Hot Springs take Highway 70 west 36 miles through Glenwood to Salem. Turn west on Highway 84 and go 13 miles to Langley. At Langley turn north on Highway 369 and go 6 miles to the recreation area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

The Little Missouri Trail follows the Little Missouri River for 15 miles.

Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult

River and Stream Fishing

The Little Missouri River offers fishing for trout, bream and smallmouth bass.
Fish Species Trout, Bream, Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Mode Boat
Fishing Platform None

Day Hiking

The Little Missouri Trail follows the Little Missouri River for 15 miles.
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult


Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Non-Motorized

Starting at Albert Pike, visitors can canoe a distance of 20 miles over challenging rapids, through spectacular scenery to the bridge on U.S. Highway 70 near Lake Greeson.

Class of rapids class IV
Type of Craft canoe
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult



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