probably best known for its wealth of outdoor recreation
opportunities. So whether you prefer excitement or
relaxation, we have something for you!
Cossatot, Caddo, and Little Missouri rivers all flow
through the area surrounding Mena, offering an abundance
of fun or relaxation. Nature is at its purest
form, offering visitors opportunities to fish, float,
swim, canoe, kayak, camp or take pictures.
offer a variety of recreational activities year round.
So whether your desire is boating, fishing, camping,
swimming, or skiing, we have a lake in our area that can
float your boat! Mena is within an hour's
drive of such lakes as Wilhelmina, Shady, Gilham and
DeQueen. Smaller lakes are also close by.
Gain access to Arkansas' largest lake, Lake Ouachita,
just 45 minutes from Mena.
term "skull crusher" (the Indian name for Cossatot)
isn't a deterrent, then you'll want to conquer the wters
of the Cossatot River. Defined by the National
Park Service as "the most challenging whitewater
float in Arkansas," Cossatot's waters are not for
the casual paddlers. The river's characteristics
give it class IV/Class V ratings. The Little
Missouri River offers a more relaxed float (Class I-III)
and for the more experienced floater, a small section
offers Class IV.
& Mountain Biking
nature up close with the popular All Terrain
Vehicle (ATV) at Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails. This
trail offers 41 miles of loop trails. The trails
are connected to accommodate riders who want to vary the
length of their trips. Trails range from easy to
most difficult. Area offers numerous crystal clear
streams and great camping opportunities. Cyclists
from across the country also visit Mena each year for
events and a number of biking trails.
hobby for many is also available in Mena so go ahead and
pack your irons! Try out one of our 2 golf courses
on your stay with us!
changing colors bring the Ouachitas to life!
Thousands make the journey here each year to witness the
beauty. Local and national artists have used our
splendid backdrop as the focus of paintings and
photography. Peak foliage occurs during late
October and early November.
area's abundant lakes, rivers, and streams, you're
guaranteed to get hooked on a Ouachita vacation!
Bass fishing, the area's most popular and abundant, can
be enjoyed most months of the year and found in all the
area's lakes and rivers. Our waters offer a
variety of the bass species. Other catches may
include crappie, perch, and on the Little Missouri
River, cool-season rainbow fishing.
incredible scenery and terrain of the area offers great
hiking opportunities for nature lovers. Caney
Creek, Athens-Big Fork, Winding Stair, Big Brushy, Billy
Creek, Wolf Pen Gap, and the largest in the state of
Arkansas, Ouachita National Recreation. Trails all
start in or near Mena.
Source: "Mena - Where Good Things Happen" - Mena
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