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Ruth’s Twin Creek Bait, Tackle & Storage

Ruth’s provides bait, tackle, and storage

Dixie Crystal Mining Co.

Quartz crystal mining in Mount Ida, Arkansas, deep in the Ouachita Mountains. “Hey Y’all, if you want to dig crystals come see us!  Bring your lunch, cause we have nice shaded picnic tables.  Bring your own tools and buckets or buy them at the Eminem real, real reasonable. Be sure to give us a call […]

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

Great place for the whole family, where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find crystals. Wegner Crystal Ranch is 218 acres of nature’s beauty surrounded on four sides by the Ouachita Mountains. Spring water feeds our streams and ponds encouraging wildlife. The stone columns at our gate are built with our quartz crystal. On this […]

Bluebell Cafe’ & Country Store

The best of both worlds come together at the Blue Bell where you can find real home-style meals, tasty sandwiches,  or come in on a Friday for catfish, coleslaw, and hush puppies.  There is something for everyone…Shop in the gift store area featuring great gifts and products from local artisans, or enjoy one of Blue Bell’s […]

Brady Mountain Resort & Marina

A trip to beautiful Lake Ouachita is not complete without coming to Brady Mountain Resort & Marina.  Our new renovations, and fun family atmosphere are a must for your vacation.  Whether you’re here for a day or a week, it’s sure to be enjoyed by all.  And, at the end of the day, don’t forget […]

Montgomery County Master Gardeners

A division of the University of Arkansas Agricultural Department, this organization provides education and information to the community about gardening, and volunteering.  Community projects include the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds, Montgomery County Nursing Home, Tasty Acres, and the Caddo Gap “Indian Monument”. The Master Gardeners meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00am […]

Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine

So you come to dig. We will give you a brief lesson on safety and let you know the places where you can and can’t go.  After all this is a commercial operational crystal mine.  You have to know the do’s and don’t’s of the mine.  If you have trouble getting your eye going on […]

Highway 27 Fishing Village

Highway 27 Fishing Village in Montgomery County in the Ouachita Mountains. They offer lodging including both air conditioned cabins as well as campground with electricity and water and waterfront campsites. The boat dock includes access to gasoline, tackle, bait shop – even fishing licenses. There is swimming and even shuttles to hiking and biking trails. […]

Coleman (Jim) Rock Shop & Crystal Mine

Mine your own Quartz Crystals, $10.00 per day with FREE admission to those 9 years old and under.  Keep all you find, NO extra charge.  Satisfaction Guaranteed. Our retail shop offers numerous items including high quality Quartz Crystals, Amethyst, Zincite, Onyx, and Jewellery made from minerals. We offer minerals from around the world and gift […]

Epona Place

Hidden away not far from Mount Ida in a Crystal Cove, is Epona Place where the fairy “Epona” looks after the horses!  We are a self funded horse rescue that takes in horses and ponies that have been abused or can’t be ridden.  They get a new job after training on how to be polite, […]

River View Cabins & Canoes

Relax and Enjoy! The well appointed cabins at RiverView Cabins & Canoes for rent in Arkansas provide everything you need for a picture-perfect getaway vacation.  River-bluff views, of the Ouachita River, Hot Tubs to melt your cares away, and a fireplace to warm your heart. Easy access to the Ouachita National Forest, and close to […]

Front Porch Stage

The Front Porch Stage produces free “lawn chair concerts.” Concerts are scheduled regularly from the first Saturday in May through the first week in October. Because this is an outdoor event, concerts are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. The musical genres represented include country, bluegrass, blues, folk, folk rock, and gospel, with a special emphasis […]

Ouachita River Haven Resort

Beautiful Cabins and Campgrounds conveniently located near Mt. Ida, Hot Springs and Mena, Arkansas, on the banks of the Ouachita River.  Let your outdoor recreation start here with easy access to the Ouachita River for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing.  Hiking and Mountain Biking opportunities abound with the nearby “Epic IMBA” Womble Trail,  Lake Ouachita […]

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

Making Magic Memories for a lifetime Magic Springs Theme and Water Park is located in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas and offers the state’s only theme park, water park and concert amphitheater in one location for one low price. Get admission to all three ways to play with any general admission ticket or Season Pass   […]

Peace Valley Sanctuary & Retreat

Peace Valley Sanctuary and Retreat is a lodging and event center located in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains on 70 pristine acres.  Families are welcome for year round lodging in cabins, rooms or suites. Airbnb customer reviews are consistently 5’s.  Contact: http://www.pvsanctuary.com/ or [email protected]  To schedule an event in the main lodge:  (870) 356-2667.

Caddo-Womble Ranger District

The Caddo-Womble Ranger District consists of approximately 310,000 acres located in the Ouachita Mountains.  The district has very diverse natural resource and recreational programs.  Annually, there are  timber sales of 18 to 20 MMBF (million board feet), prescribed burns of 25,000 – 30,000 acres, diverse wildlife and fisheries programs, and a unique quartz minerals program. The district […]

Lake Ouachita Shores Resort, Inc.

Lake Ouachita Shores is one of the most beautifully located resorts on Lake Ouachita (Wash-i-ta) and is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. It is one of the cleanest lakes in the nation, over 30 miles long, and has a surface area of 40,000 acres. Excellent for fishing (many varieties), swimming, boating, diving, hiking and […]

Wind ‘n’ Wood Camping & Glamping

Wind n Wood is a teaching garden, orchard, seasonal nursery, gift shop, truck-patch farm, rugged campground, private event venue, sanctuary, and our home.  It is a place to heal the earth and the self, and extend that healing into the community and world. Learn how to make soap, lotion, paper, beer, or even a mud oven.  Please visit our website to view the current Classes, Workshops and Weekend Intensives available.