About the Ozarks

The Ozarks, are a physiographic, geologic, and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the south half of Missouri and a large portion of northwest and North central Arkansas. The region also goes westward into northeast Oklahoma and extreme southeast Kansas. The Boston Mountains are the highest section of the Ozark Mountains, they are bounded by the White River (which has its source there) and by the Arkansas River. Several peaks, including Turner Ward Knob and Brannon Mountain, exceed 2,400 feet (730 m). The rugged mountains, 30 to 35 miles (50 to 55 km) wide with gorge like valleys, embrace a division of the Ozark National Forest, Buffalo National River, and Devil’s Den State Park, Arkansas.

As far as Arkansas goes, we like the Northwest Arkansas area between Jasper, Fayetteville and Eureka Springs. The North Side of the highest points of the Boston Mountains. Here you will find the Buffalo National River, the Kings River, Buffalo National River Park, and Ozark National Forest in this region, just to name a few.

This area offer challenging kayaking and canoeing in Late winter and the early spring, or a relaxing float in the late spring and summer. The Northwest Arkansas area is home to numerous caves and over 100 miles of hiking trails to explore, with some of the most renowned hikes such as Hemmed-In-Hollow, Lost Valley Park, Triple Falls, The Glory Hole and the world famous Hawksbill Crag. Camping options are almost limitless with 100s of primitive camp sites as well as select full-service campsites in the area.

This area has a few roads that consistently get voted on a national level in the top 10 as having some of the best roads for being scenic and fun a car and motorcycles. If that wasn’t good enough almost every road in the Northwest Arkansas region has been rated as a must ride according to the leading publication for motorcycle rides ‘Butler Publications’.

The terrain of the upper Buffalo River area provides great mountain biking and ATV, Jeep or Side-by-side trails in Ozark National Forest. Rock climbing enthusiasts can enjoy 100s of routes. The Buffalo National River Park also offers some of the finest horseback riding in the entire US. The Buffalo River area is also home to the largest and most viewable Arkansas elk herd.

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