- The area offers visitors a multitude of recreational activities, including access to Knopper's Ford and Jack Creek campgrounds. Both sites contain the Sugar Creek natural pools. The Dry Creek Wilderness Area is also found on this district.
Recreation - The Cold Springs Ranger District offers visitors to the area a multitude of recreational activities including, hiking, mountain biking, nature studies, viewing scenery, camping and swimming.
Climate - Arkansas experiences relatively mild winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The area can offer snow-free outdoor recreation opportunities during the winter months. Be prepared however, for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations of the Forests.
The Cold Springs Ranger District is located at the northern end of the Ouachita National Forest, just south of Cold Springs, Arkansas. The District borders the Fourche, Oden and Poteau Ranger Districts. The primary access to the District is by U.S. Hwy. 270 and 271, plus Arkansas Hwys. 23 and 10.