Ft. Douglas/Hwy 123 Access

The Basics

Fort Douglas/Hwy 123 Access
AR Hwy 123
Pelsor, AR

Phone: (479) 284-3150 (Big Piney District Office)

Closest Towns: Clarksville, Dover, Pelsor, Russellville

GPS: N35 40.37, W93 14.06

Directions: Ft. Douglas access is located at the bridge where AR Hwy 123 crosses Big Piney Creek, which is approx. 11.1 miles South/West of Pelsor (Hwy7), and approx. 16.1 miles North of Hagarville (Hwy 164).

About Ft. Douglas

This small access for Big Piney Creek offers a gentle slope into the waters, creating a nice but not too overly crowded access for canoeists and kayakers. The waters are not too deep here, offering a nice swimming hole for families. This access is also located along the Ozark Highlands Trail, and would make a great spot to cool off during the warmer months. A main trailhead for the Ozark Highlands Trail is located just a few hundred yards down the highway from here.

Located just 1.5 miles away is the Haw Creek Falls Campground, offering camping, picnicking, and two waterfalls, Haw Creek Falls and Pack Rat Falls. Also nearby, and just across the road from Haw Creek Falls, is Pam's Grotto Falls, a definite must-see!

What's Nearby

Parks & Nature
Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area
Richland Creek Wilderness

Pedestal Rocks/Kings Bluff Trails

Fairview Campground
Haw Creek Falls Campground
Richland Creek Campground


Local Eateries

Gear & Supplies

Other Attractions
Falling Water Falls
Haw Creek Falls
Hamilton Falls
Pack Rat Falls
Pam's Grotto Falls
Richland Falls
Twin Falls of Richland

Towns & Cities