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The Ozark National Forest is located in the state of Arkansas. Home to 23 developed campgrounds, and include nine swimming areas, 395 mi (636 km) of hiking trails, and 370 mi (600 km) of streams for fishing.


Mark Twain National Forest’s 1.5 million acres through 29 southern and central Missouri counties is known for its rivers and trails.



The forest was created in 1908 by proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt. The forest is home to over 500 species of trees and woody plants. Hardwoods, predominantly oak and hickory, comprise the majority of the forest. The forest contains five designated wilderness areas and several Wildlife Management Areas.


Flora and fauna[edit]


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA IATA), One Airport Blvd. Suite 100, Bentonville, Arkansas, +1 479 205-1000, Fax: +1 479 205-1001. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport provides commercial flights from a variety of carriers.
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT IATA), Little Rock. It is served by all major airlines. Southwest Airlines is the airport's largest carrier with service to seven destinations. The airport has a single, 12-gate terminal building.

Fees and permits[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • White Rock Mountain


  • Hiking on over 395 miles of trails.
  • Mountain biking.
  • Fishing.
  • Hunting.
  • Picnicking at dozens of picnic grounds.
  • Swimming.
  • Canoeing.

In Winter:

  • Hiking







Many campgrounds in the forest.

Sylamore Ranger District[edit]

  • Blanchard Springs Campground.


Camping in the forest

  • Deer camps are free camping.

Stay safe[edit]

For any emergency dial 911 from any phone.


White tail deer and wild turkey.


Arkanas has hot, humid weather in the summers.

Go next[edit]

Arkansas or the Ozarks (Arkansas) are good next stops.

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