Ouachita National Forest Fishing, Hunting, Hiking and much more.
We are located 1 mile away from the Ouachita River where people come from all over for some of their greatest catches. There are also many places to float the river, swim and just relax in the great outdoors.
Canoeing the Ouachita River at any time of the year offers visitors a glimpse of the forest some never see. The pleasant temperatures and brilliant seasonal color displays of fall and spring, the cooling and refreshing effect of moving water and shade trees during the heat of summer, make April to October the most popular times to enjoy this trip. The family-friendly river flows casually past massive rock bluffs shaded by tree-lined banks and slopes. Paddle or just float as the river alternates between trickling rapids and clear, slow moving pools. In this picturesque setting, visitors can enjoy fishing, camping, picnicking, bird watching, and swimming. Floating speed on the river averages about 1 mile per hour, varying according to river depth and flow. During periods of heavy rain, especially in the spring, the river can become fast and dangerous. In late summer and early fall, the water level is normally low. Your float can begin at the old bridge at Pine Ridge. The river travels from here 45 miles to Lake Ouachita. The river will become wider with deeper, slower moving pools as you travel. Use mileage figures shown on the map to help you estimate travel time. Two popular day trips are: Rocky Shoals to Fulton Branch, and Fulton Branch to River Bluff. You will need to leave a vehicle at your stopping point or have someone meet you. A short two-hour trip is from the Dragover Float Camp to the Dragover Pullout. Then you can hike back to your vehicle or drag your canoe over the trail back to camp. There are five Forest Service Float Camps with picnic areas, restrooms.
R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S
Mining for crystals and diamonds are a local past time. Less than 15 miles to Wegner Crystal Mines.
Bird Watching (Bald Eagles nest on the property and can also be spotted on Lake Ouachita)
*Please Note: All Pets must be approved by management at the time of booking.
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