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Pack Rat Falls

The Basics

  • Height: 24'
  • GPS: N35 40.360, N93 15.201
  • USGS Quad: Rosetta
  • Distance: 0.3 mile One-Way
  • Difficulty: Moderate Bushwack
  • Location: Ozark National Forest
  • Ranger District: Big Piney
  • Region: Arkansas Ozarks & Boston Mountains

Details & Directions

Up a hidden canyon right next to the Ozark Highlands Trail, accessible from the back of the Haw Creek Falls Campground, you will find this wonderful little place. Amongst wildflowers, moss-covered rocks and beautiful small cascades sits Pack Rat Falls. Although the name isn't the most inviting don't let that fool you, because after one visit, you can't wait to return again!

Pack Rat Falls can be accessed from Haw Creek Falls Campground, which is located on AR Hwy 123, between Lamar (which is near Clarksville) and Pelsor (located on Hwy 7). There will be signs along the highway as you approach the campground. The gravel road into the campground crosses Haw Creek. DO NOT attempt to cross if flooded. Sometimes, the campground may be closed temporarily due to high water.

From the back of the campground, follow the little creek upstream and to the Right, just off the OHT. You will find the waterfall after about ¼ mile. CAUTION: The rocks can be slippery!