Jessieville Visitor Center

Quick Facts

Jessieville Visitor Center


(501) 984-5313

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Things To Do



Jessieville Visitor Information and Ranger Station is located 20 miles north of Hot Springs on Scenic 7 Byway. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays year round, except on federal holidays.

The information station is staffed by volunteers and Forest Service personnel, ready to assist with your information needs. They have an extensive supply of brochures and handouts on recreation opportunities in the forest as well as in the Hot Springs area. Nature study guides and other education materials can also be purchased.

While at the visitor center, pick up a copy of the Buffalo Gap Auto Tour, the Winona Auto Tour, or both. Either is a great introduction to the beauty, folklore and history of the Ouachita National Forest.

Be sure to visit the Friendship Trail, located behind the Ranger Station. This short, 30-minute hike meanders through a mature pine and hardwood forest, is paved and accessible, and features a pond, picnic area, interpretive signs, pavilion and restrooms.

Map of Jessieville Visitor Center

Latitude, Longitude: 34.712620, -93.060465



  • Picnicking

    The Friendship Trail behind the visitor center features a picnic area, where travelers can take a break from the road and have a relaxing lunch.



Located just 18 miles north of downtown Hot Springs on Scenic 7 Byway

Phone Numbers


(501) 984-5313