Most of the developed recreation areas are open from April through September. However, selected areas remain open year-round to accommodate fall and winter visitors. Specific information for each site can be found. A fee is charged to use many Federal recreation areas, including some on the national forests.
The Ouachita National Forest is participating in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Program. Under this program 80% of the user fees collected are returned directly to the recreation
site for facility maintenance and improvements. In the past, all but 15% of these receipts went to thegeneral treasury fund. These fees vary based on the type and level of services provided
at each area.
Recreation Area Map: Locations of the
attractions described in the Recreation Directory.
Recreation Opportunities by Ranger District (RD)
Walk-In Turkey Hunting Areas. Guides to the nine quality walk-in turkey hunting areas in the Ouachita National Forest; opportunities to hunt on public lands managed by the USDA Forest Service in a place free of disturbance from motor vehicles.