Things to See & DoThings to See & Do around Mount Ida Arkansas

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 […]

Real Earth Creations

Our rock shop is in the heart of “Crystal Country” in Mount Ida, Arkansas. We  specialize in quartz crystal and other minerals from the Mount Ida area and across Arkansas.  We also have a significant collection of rocks and minerals from across the Americas and around the globe, including petrified woods, fossils, agates and jaspers […]

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. […]

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 […]

Two Spirits Ltd. Canoe Adventures

A canoe trip… a canoe event… an outdoor adventure  on the Ouachita River in Arkansas At Two Spirits Ltd… we have it all. All meals, canoes & air conditioned cabins furnished. We have a river-front tent campground available, with picnic tables ,fire rings and grills.  

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 […]

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 […]