Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT), non-profit organization of trail users dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.
Links on this page are restricted to businesses that have a real relationship with FoOT or offer goods or services locally to trail users. Businesses offering discounts to FoOT members: Coffee Creek Resort – RV Park and motel near the Eastern end of the Ouachita trail at Perryville, AR offers discounts to volunteers when they are on trail working trips. Tim Ernst’s Cloudland.net Online Store – Get your copy of Tim’s super guide to the Ouachita Trail here – the Official Guidebook of FoOT! Ask about the FoOT Member discount. Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters – Outdoors store in Hot Springs, AR offering 10% discount to FoOT members Rich Mountain Cabins and RV Park – RV park and cabins at Rich Mountain, AR near Queen Wilhelmina State Park offers camping discount to FoOT members while doing trail maintenance. Big Cedar RV Park and Cabins – RV Park near the Ouachita trail in Big Cedar, OK. The following have supported FoOT with donations of money, equipment or time: Backwoods – Outdoor Clothing & Gear in Tulsa, OK Ben Meadows Company Electrolux Home Products/Poulan Weedeaters Highlander Cycling – Russellville, AR Husqvarna International Paper Co. Nations Small Engines, Inc., Hot Springs, AR – 501-767-6345 Pack Rat Outdoor Center REI TrailHankie.com Trail Organizations and Hiking clubs: Oklahoma Outdoor Network Arkansas Master Naturalists American Trails TAKAHIK River Valley Hikers (Russellville, AR) Partners for Pinnacle Ouachita Mountain Hikers Green Country Outdoor Club Ozark Highlands Trail Association Ozark Trail Association American Hiking Society Ozark Society U. S. Outdoor Hiking Resource Guide Government Agencies Working With FoOT: Arkansas Trails Council Ouachita, Ozark & St. Francis National Forests ONF prescribed burn information Arkansas State Parks Pinnacle Mountain State Park Queen Wilhelmina State Park Sites maintained by FoOT members and volunteers: TrailHankie.com – “Hiker Hank” – FoOT volunteer and maker of the Trail Hankie, now available for the Ouachita Trail Arklahoma Hiker – Information and blog about hiking in western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, by Mike Newman, maintainer in section 1. Arkansas Trails Forum – A discussion forum all about the trails of Arkansas, hosted by Tom Trigg, volunteer adopter in Section 2.  The site has a section devoted to the Ouachita Trail and a sub-topic for FoOT-related discussion. Other sites with Ouachita Trail information & resources: Ouachitamaps – “Hiking trails of the Ouachitas and Ozarks”.   Charlie Williams’ site with information about the OT, especially the western end.  Also has information about shuttles. Ouachita Trail Backpacking Guide from “JD” Smith.  Volume 1 – Talimena State Park to Upper Kiamichi.   Volume 2 – Upper Kiamichi to Big Brushy Recreation Area.   PDF guides, with maps, photos and trail descriptions can be downloaded via these links.
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