Knoppers Ford

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Knoppers Ford Recreation Area

Knopper’s Ford, situated along Sugar Creek is a day use facility built by the CCC.  It is accessible by passenger car or low clearance vehicle.  Knopper’s Ford is popular with Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) and Equestrian enthusiasts, as it is a very short distance from the fabulous Sugar Creek Multi Use Recreation Trail.  

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Knoppers Ford is open for the season! Free day use area. Services are reduced at this location; i.e. restrooms are unavailable. No overnight camping. Off-highway vehicles allowed in day use area.
Operational Hours: Closed seasonally
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No Fee. Please see attached for recreation schedule and fees.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Fall-Spring
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: Booneville, Arkansas.
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District (479) 637-4174

General Information

Directions: Take Arkansas Hwy. 23 south from Booneville, AR for 2 miles; turn left (east) on Arkansas Hwy. 116 for 1 mile; then south at sign on paved County Road for 4 miles; then 3 miles south on Forest Service Road 19 (gravel).

Recreation Map

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Equestrian use from October 1-May 1. 

3-1/2 mile trail connects to Jack Creek.


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Water Activities

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Picnic tables
Toilets Vault