Ouachita National Forest

Rivers/Rapids in Ouachita Nat'l Forest

Caddo River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at several road crossings Camping: No developed sites Comments: This is a well-regarded smallmouth bass stream in western Arkansas. Note that there is a smallmouth bass daily limit of only ...

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Cossatot River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at several road crossings Camping: No developed sites within the Forest on the river but Shady Lake Recreational Area is fairly close and the State Park has a day ...

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Fourche LaFave River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at numerous river crossings and at a newly constructed FS access site east of Boles and south of Parks off the Dooley Road (Scott County Road 18). Camping: No developed sites. Comments: ...

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Glover River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at numerous road crossings including the four crossings within the twelve mile Ouachita National Forest section from the confluence of the East and West Forks on downstream. Camping: No ...

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Little Missouri River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at several road crossings and the Albert Pike Campground and FS property on the river at Highway 84 Camping: A developed campground and day use area with swimming beach ...

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Mountain Fork River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at numerous road crossings in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The River only flows through 2 miles of Ouachita National Forest Lands just above Broken Bow Reservoir and the Narrows ...

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Ouachita River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Eight public access points on the main river Camping: Shirley Creek , Rocky Shoals, Fulton Branch, Dragover, River Bluff are Forest Service float camps and there are two Arkansas Game ...

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Petit Jean River

Species Present: Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at several river crossings above and below Blue Mountain Lake. Also several access points on Dutch Creek, a major tributary. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: Runs fairly muddy most of the time. Can get ...

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Poteau River

Species Present: Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at numerous river crossings. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This is a fairly small river starting on the Forest that is floatable most of the year with large pools. By the time it gets into Oklahoma ...

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South Fork Fourche LaFave River

Species Present: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Shadow or Rock Bass, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish Seasons: All year Access: Access at several river crossings and at South Fourche Recreation Areaon on Highway 7 south of Hollis. Camping: 7 sites at South Fourche Recreation Area when construction is ...

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