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

Norman Area Public Library

Believed to be the smallest freestanding public library in the U.S.A.; features local books, pictures and newspapers; 1939 Works Project Administration structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places; 14×14 brick with Spanish tile roof and rock fence encloses the square.

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 […]

Ouachita Mountains Pottery

Hand Thrown and Sculpted Pottery – Timeless Functional Pottery for your Home. Debbie and her husband, Mike, live in the majestic Ouachita Mountains.  She is a retired educator who loves making beautiful pottery.  She expresses her creativity by making both traditional and unique pottery pieces for everyday use. Debbie also provides classes for groups up […]

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 […]

Judy’s Crystals “n” Things

On the corner of Hway 270 and Logan Gap Rd., Judy’s Crystals offers a large supply of crystals and minerals (polished and rough) from all over the world.  And just up the road is their mine, Fisher Mountain Mine, where you can dig your own crystals. Stop by Judy’s for directions.

John Be Crystals

Featuring Arkansas Quartz Minerals and Gifts. While I do not have a mine, I am a Certified Independent Arkansas Surface Quartz Miner and am available to host guided digging tours (no children, please!). Most of the time, I am on the road participating in club and commercial shows as a dealer, so you can always […]

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.

Mountain Harbor Resort

Just 12 miles from Mount Ida, AR, under the gentle sweep of Hickory Nut Mountain, Mountain Harbor Resort has been in the Barnes family since 1955, now owned and managed by Bill Barnes and his children. Harbor offers luxurious cabins and cozy lake view guest rooms, a fleet of rental boats, a full service marina […]