Ouachita National Forest Camping and Recreation Areas

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 Area Guides: More information about the following recreation opportunities 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.

Lake Ouachita

Ouachita National Forrest

Lake Ouachita Pictures

Lake Ouachita Camping Areas

Fishing Guides


Boat Ramps

Day Use Areas

Special Use Facilities


Lake Ouachita Vegetation Control

Lake Ouachita Nursery Pond

Small Mouth Bass

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