Ozark National Forest

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

Understand

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

Headquarters

History

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.

Landscape


Get in

By car


By air


See

Do

In Winter:


Sleep

Lodging


Campgrounds

Many campgrounds in the forest.


Sylamore Ranger District


Backcountry


Camping in the forest


Stay safe

For any emergency dial 911 from any phone.

Wildlife

White tail deer and wild turkey.

Weather

Arkanas has hot, humid weather in the summers.

Go next

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

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