Ouachita National Forest

Charlton Trail

The Charlton Trail begins at Charlton Recreation Area and ends at Crystal Springs
Campground on beautiful Lake Ouachita. Both areas offer camping, picnicking, and swimming. This trail is a popular day-hike, traveling up and down mountain slopes through a mixed hardwood and pine forest.
Beautiful displays of wildflowers await travelers during the spring and summer months. Although its primary use is hiking, the trail is also open to mountain bicyclists.


U.S. Highway 270 to Charlton Recreation Area; the trail begins at Charlton Amphitheater and ends at Crystal Springs Campground.