HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Recent storms throughout the Ouachita National Forest areas have prompted forest officials to temporary close the Day Use area at Albert Pike Recreation Area in Montgomery County and the nearby Winding Stair trailhead on the Little Missouri River in western Arkansas north of Langley until further notice.
The storms have knocked out electrical power at Albert Pike and made other areas of the forest impassable because of toppled trees and storm-damaged roads. Visitors should exercise caution or wait until conditions improve before visiting the affected areas of the forest.
Forest managers are still assessing the damage throughout the Ouachita National Forest and further updates will be provided as information becomes available.