This Little Known Wilderness In Arkansas Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All
Bills, work, social media—all of these things serve as stressors for Americans. One of the best ways to get away from it all is to simply unplug. Lay down your smart phone, step away from your desk, and retreat. Well, what better place to retreat to than one where you can be truly off the grid, enjoying Arkansas nature without distractions or notifications? The Natural State is full of places where you can do just that, but few are better than Flatside Wilderness Area. It’s located in the spectacular Ouachita Mountain Range, and you won’t find a more secluded or lovely spot in the Natural State.
Do remember that this is a wilderness, so you’ll want to come prepared with provisions, especially water.
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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
To find more things to do in the Ouachita Mountains, look here.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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