Ozark and St. Francis National Forests Guide

You will love exploring Ozark and St. Francis National Forests in central and northwestern Arkansas. The Ozark Forest covers more than 1 million acres while the St. Francis National Forest covers 20,000 acres. St. Francis is the only national forest offering Mississippi River access. It is also one of the very few national forests to provide visitors with a chance to go caving. Mt. Magazine State Park is in St. Francis National Forest. In addition to caving, you can find many fun things to do in these national forests managed as one unit, including swimming, fishing, scenic driving, and hiking. 

Where to Camp

Camping in Ozark and St. Francis National Forests

You will find many fun things to do at Ozark and St. Francis National Forests, so bring your RV to one of the 24 campgrounds in these locations or another campground in the area. If you do not have an RV, experience the joys of RV living by renting one on RVshare.com. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Ozark and St. Francis National Forests Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Ozark and St. Francis National Forests

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How to get to Ozark and St. Francis National Forests

Address: Ozark National Forest Russellville, Arkansas 72801  St. Francis National Forest 2675 Arkansas 44 East, Marianna, Arkansas 72360

Fee: Entry fee $0

Be sure to include a trip to the Ozark and St. Francis National Forests in your travel plans very soon. The federal government left Ozark National Forest as a wilderness area, which can be a great way to see what the state looked like when surveyors were sent out from near this location to survey the Louisiana Purchase. There is lots to do at St. Francis National Forest, including fishing, swimming, hiking, and seeing plants and wildlife. The best way to make this trip is in an RV. If you do not have one, rent one from RVshare.