Quachita National Forest - Camping

posted Jul 24, 2017, 4:41 PM by ORCC Off Road Camping Club   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 2:54 PM ]
Quachita National Forest - Camping 
Mena, Arkansas  

Dispersed Camping Ouachita National Forest 

The Ouachita National Forest is located primarily in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Outstanding mountain views coupled with picturesque streams, rivers, and lakes provide a unique and highly valued setting for outdoor recreation.  The forest offers high quality nature related-sightseeing, scenic driving, hunting, fishing, and dispersed camping.  Learn about the areas rich history at wayside exhibits along a scenic drive or experience unique botanical, mineral, and prehistoric resources featured in information and educational programs.  An extensive trail system provides for all types of uses including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-highway vehicles (OHV) riding.  A variety of services can be found at developed campgrounds ranging from rustic tent pads to full-service RV hookups.  Enjoy exceptional water-based recreation opportunities including fishing, non-motorized boating, and passive enjoyment of streams, rivers and lakes.

Mena-Oden Ranger District is a fast paced, complex, multiple use district consisting of approximately 43 permanent employees, several seasonal employees and a large volunteer program We manage approximately 400,000 acres including five recreation areas, two Wilderness areas, two ATV Multi-use Trail Complexes and Historical Tower Sites.  Come experience Shady Lake, Bard Springs, Dragover River access, Big Brushy, Shirley Creek Access, Caney Creek Wilderness, Black Fork Mountain Wilderness ,Wolf Pen Gap Trails, Fouche Mountain Trails, Bee Mountain, Rich Mountain and Tall Peak Tower.

  • Mena/Oden Ranger District - Mena, Arkansas, 71953
  • Ranger Station | Phone:  (479) 394-2382
  • Contact: Ranger Russel Standingwater
  • Location:  Latitude 34.5861389   Longitude  -94.2143167

ORCC Off Road Camping Club

Video:  Dispersed Camping Ouachita National Forest

Camp Location: Latitude  34.429907  Longitude  -94.138831

Note: This is approximate location Forest Dispersed Campsite
along CR81 (Gravel/Forest Road) a few hundred feet from low 
water bridge crossing Cassatot River.  Great Place to Explore!

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"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom"