The Underrated Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier Is A Destination For Endless Adventures

Nestled in between the Ozark National Forest and the Ouachita National Forest is a region known as Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier. The region is a narrow section that begins just south of Winslow and ends south of Wickes around Gillham Lake. This range has such a variety of adventures that it would take years to fully enjoy everything! Today we’re just highlighting some of the sights to see and certainly hope that this list inspires future trips. From train rides to waterfall trails, the Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier has it all!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Where’s your favorite spot in this Arkansas region? Share the best places to visit in the comments below! We would love to see your photos of the Mountain Frontier in our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.

If you’re working on your 2020 Western Frontier day trips you could add a springtime stop to this wildflower field or a spooky fall tour of this abandoned sanatorium.

Address: 18199 Shepherd Spring Rd, Mountainburg, AR 72946, USA
Address: 35.743283, -93.807733
Address: Van Buren, AR 72956, USA
Address: AR-23, Ozark, AR, USA
Address: Altus, AR, USA
Address: 577 Lodge Dr, Paris, AR 72855, USA
Address: Mena, AR 71953, USA
Address: 1980 US-278, Wickes, AR 71973, USA