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OZARK HIGHLANDS TRAIL ARKANSAS
187 miles. This fine National Recreation Trail leads through some rather remote Ozark scenery in northwest Arkansas. It crosses Ozark National Forest, leading from Fort Smith State Park northeast to the Buffalo National River. The trail passes over mountains, with some fine views, and leads through oak-hickory forests. Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous.
Camping Regulations: Except for the westernmost six miles of the trail, camping is allowed along the way, as are campfires. No permits are required. Campsites should be at least 200 feet from water sources and the trail.
For Further Information: Ozark Highlands Trail Association, P.O. Box 1074, Fayetteville, AR 72702; or Ozark National Forest, P.O. Box 1008, 605 West Main, Russellville, AR 72801; (501)968-2354. An Ozark Highlands Trail Guide is available from Tim Ernst, 411 Patricia, Fayetteville, AR 72703.
ARKANSAS CAMPING RESOURCES
ORGANIZATIONS WHICH OFFER WILDERNESS CAMPING TRIPS
Ozark Highlands Trail Association, P.O. Box 1074, Fayetteville, AR 72702. This trail association sponsors some backpacking trips each year.
INFORMATION ABOUT TRAILS FOR BACKPACKING Arkansas Trails Council, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; (501)682-1301.
STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVEL INFORMATION Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; (501)682-1301.
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