The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail traverses U.S. Forest lands that have long been popular hunting grounds in all seasons. All Trail users should be aware of these activities and not wear clothing that could be mistaken for wildlife. Bright colors and hunter orange eliminate most instances of mistaken identity.


We would like to remind everyone that modern gun deer season opens on November 14, 2020, and continues through December 6 in the Ouachita National Forest along the LOViT. Dogs are allowed to be used hunting for deer during this time. A second modern gun season is December 26-28, 2020. Note also these deer hunting dates: Archery - Sept. 26, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2021; Muzzleloader - Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14, 2020; Youth modern gun hunt - Nov. 7-8, 2020, and Jan. 2-3, 2021. Be especially careful and be sure to wear orange if you decide to hike or bike on the Trail during these times. We don't want anyone to get hurt or to cause conflicts between Trail users and hunters.

PLEASE visit the following link for more information regarding hunting seasons in Arkansas Be safe out there!!!.

Please Donate To The LOViT

Now that the basic trail has been completed, the Traildog Volunteers are planning to add new spurs and loops to enhance this wilderness trail.

In addition, two new reroutes are planned to eliminate the seasonal flooding that occurs each year.

New and enhanced directional signage, historical interpretive dioramas, and permanent blazes are being developed to assist hikers and bikers explore the many sections of this IMBA Epic trail.

All of these projects require funding, and we are requesting all users consider making a tax deducible donation for the benefit of the LOViT via our 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Friends of Lake Ouachita, Inc.

Please join this effort to continually enhance and improve what is recognized as one of Arkansas Premier Hiking and Epic Mountain Biking Trail. NO donation is too small!

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends Of Lake Ouachita
3812 HWY 270 East
Mt. Ida, AR 71957

Donation can also be directly on line via PayPal.

Traildogs installing new signage.

Traildogs installing new signage.

Traildog Leaders on Bear Mountain

Traildog Leaders on Bear Mountain