Ouachita National Forest
The campground is the most popular starting point for the 77 miles of marked equestrian trails. These trails are a network of loops that wind over hills and mountains and through a variety of vegetation from tall majestic pines to rich river bottoms. The loops offer a rider the opportunity to decide the length of ride and type of experience desired. Available within the adjacent recreation area at Cedar Lake is an 86-acre lake, swimming beaches and fishing pier. These lake facilities are open to campers but closed to horses.
Access: From Heavener, Oklahoma, go south on U.S. Highway 59/270 approximately 10 miles, turn west onto Holson Valley Road and go 2.7 miles to the Cedar Lake Recreation Area, then follow the signs to the Equestrian Campground.
19 Campsites with electric and water hookups (includes double sites)
5 Accessible campsites with electric and water hookups
30 Campsites with centrally located water (includes three double sites)
75 Primitive campsites without picnic tables and fire rings
2 Restrooms with flush toilets and warm showers
2 Picnic shelters
3 Horse wash racks
Note: Most campsites have a picnic table, fire ring, cook grill, lantern pole, picket poles and food preparation table. Two picnic pavilions can be reserved by contacting the Choctaw Ranger District.
Location: About 12 miles south of Heavener, OK, and 40 miles west of Mena, AR
Season of Use: Open year-round
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication