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Recreation

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There isn’t a single amazing thing about Mena. There are about ten zillion.

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Get away from the hustle and bustle and retreat to the Ouachitas! Get back in touch with nature and your senses with clean fresh air, breathtaking views, crystal clear water, and therapy that only our untouched beauty and exclusion can deliver! Thousands of visitors flock to the Mena area each year to take advantage of the fabulous outdoor recreation facilities. The area offers numerous crystal clear streams and great camping opportunities, and there are private facilities for rides, guide services and rentals available too! They are all just waiting for you in the splendor of the Ouachita Mountains!

ATV & ORV

ATV & ORV

Is off-roading your passion? then Mena is the place for your! Hugely popular with ATV & ORV riders is the Wolf Pen Gap Trails. The system offers 41 miles of trails looping through some of the most rugged and secluded areas of the Ouachita Mountains.

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Hiking

Beginners and expert hikers will find the perfect trail in our neck of the woods. Miles of National and State maintained hiking trails traverse our land, including the largest trail in the State of Arkansas. The Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

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Hiking

Sports

Sports

From baseball to soccer; football to golf, Mena takes sporting seriously. Visit our 74 acre sports complex, take in a round of golf on one of two beautiful golf courses, or experience our hometown spirit at one of our local football games

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Biking

Whether you're searching for phat tire trial, a nice scenic road ride or maybe just wanting to cruise around town, you have just discovered why Mena is popular among cyclists of all kinds. We guarantee you will be back time and again.

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Biking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Choose from five area rivers and find the float or challenge that is right for you. From meandering, peaceful flows to Cossatot's "Devils Hallow", our rivers have just what you are looking for. Cossatot River has been defined as the most challenging whitewater float in Arkansas

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Horseback Riding

There is no better place to enjoy the beautiful rugged landscape and breathtaking views form horseback then the Ouachita National Forest. Equestrians form across the nation visit for the adventure found only in the untouched wilderness.

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Horseback Riding

Fishing & Hunting

Fishing & Hunting

With the area's abundant lakes, rivers, streams and untouched wildlife areas, anglers and hunters will find paradise in the Ouachitas. Fishing can be enjoyed year-road and hunting is open during specific seasons. Get your Arkansas hunting & fishing license and start enjoying.

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Boating

If sailing, skiing, tubing, jetboating, or even paddle-boating is oyur style, try one of our five area lakes! You will find that our lakes are unlike any others. Surrounded by mountains and pinetrees, our lakes are among some of the most beautiful in the nation.

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Boating

Wildlife & Bird Watching

Wildlife & Bird Watching

Our area is teeming with wildlife! From bobcats, mountain lions, and bears; bald eagles and the beautiful painted-bunting; garfish and even occasional alligator. And if you get far enough back into the forest, you may just get a glimpse of the elusive big foot...who knows.

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Target Shooting

The Ouachita National Forest offers many target ranges for target and skeet shooting. Hone your skills before the big competition or before heading out into the forest for some hunting. Gun and Hunter safety courses are offered regularly.

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Target Shooting

Rockhounding

Rockhounding

Ancient arrowheads, Indian artifacts, clear crystals, diamonds, and maybe...if you're really lucky...even gold! Our land is rich in history and minerals. If you are a 'rockhound', treasures await you in the Ouachitas!

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