Caddo/Womble Ranger Districts

The Basics

Caddo/Womble Ranger Districts

Caddo Office
912 Smokey Bear Lane
Glenwood, AR 71943
Phone: (870) 356-4186

Womble Office
1523 Highway 270 East
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Phone: (870) 867-2101

About the Caddo/Womble Ranger Districts

Covering nearly 310,000 acres, the Caddo & Womble Ranger districts comprise the south central and south eastern sections of the Ouachita National Forest, directly west of Hot Springs. The Womble district also borders the southern side of Lake Ouachita, which is completely surrounded by National Forest lands, and is one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the southern US!

Other popular attractions include the Little Missouri River, the Ouachita River, and the vista from Hickory Nut Mountain. Hiking trails, among others, include the Little Missouri River Trail, the Athens-Big Fork Trail, and the longest loop trail in Arkansas, the Eagle Rock Loop.

Numerous campgrounds dot both ranger dstricts, such as the Albert Pike Recreation Area, Crystal Campground, and the Clear Fork Group Camp, built by the CCC. Many float camps are also available along the Ouachita River.

*Currently, there are so many more features and areas within the Caddo/Womble RD than I have had time to photograph, gather information for, and list here. As soon as new information becomes available, and I am able to gather pictures, I will post those new areas and features here.*

Features & Facilities


  1. Albert Pike Campground
  2. Camp Clearfork Group Camp
  3. Charlton Campground
  4. Crystal Campground
  5. Fulton Branch Float Camp
  6. River Bluff Float Camp
  7. Rocky Shoals Float Camp

  8. Trails

  9. Athens-Big Fork Trail
  10. Charlton Trail
  11. Crystal Mountain Trail
  12. Crystal Recreation Area Loop
  13. Eagle Rock Loop
  14. Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
  15. Little Missouri Trail
  16. Viles Branch Horse Trail
  17. Womble Trail

  18. Swimming Holes

  19. Bard Springs
  20. Crystal Campground

  21. Waterfalls

  22. Blaylock Creek Falls
  23. Crooked Creek Falls
  24. Little Missouri Falls

  25. Springs

  26. Collier Springs

  27. Other Areas

  28. Bard Springs Recreation Area
  29. Bear Mountain Shooting Range
  30. Collier Springs Picnic Area
  31. Crystal Vista Auto Tour
  32. Hickory Nut Mountain Vista & Picnic Area
  33. Leader Mountain Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area
  34. Pigeon Roost Shooting Range
  35. Reed Mountain Shooting Range