Ouachita National Forest

Bear Creek Trail

Along this trail, visitors will enjoy a variety of settings including forested creeks, panoramic vistas, and captivating rock formations. The trail consists of 4 loops, offering visitors opportunities for day or weekend trips.

One of the most beautiful views of Lake Ouachita can be seen from the historic Powell Mountain tower site. The east loop travels through the Deckard Mountain Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area.

Bear Creek Horse Camp is available for vehicle parking but facilities are limited to trailer spurs and a restroom.


Take Highway 7 north to Forest Road 11.

For parking, follow the signs to Deckard
Mountain Overlook, Bear Creek Horse Camp,
or the gravel pit on Forest Road 40.