A variety of developed and dispersed recreation opportunities await you on the forests. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, floating, kayaking, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, hunting, fishing, ATV riding and taking pictures are just some of the activities people enjoy while visiting the forests.
The Ozark offers three spectacular multiple use trails, the Moccasin Gap Horse Trail , the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail, and Mill Creek Trail, for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and all terrain vehicles (ATVs). There are over 230 miles of hiking trails (plus another 130 miles of other trails that are open to hiking) including the 165-mile-long Ozark Highlands Trail.
Hunting is a way of life in Arkansas. The Ozark National Forest naturally provides the perfect habitat for a plentiful supply of whitetail deer, turkey, squirrel and black bear.
Fishing and canoeing are also some of the more popular activities on the Forest. The many mountain streams offer smallmouth bass, perch and trout for the avid angler. During spring when they are "up", the streams become ideal for many thousands of canoeists seeking whitewater experiences.