Explore The Great Outdoors

Explore Ozark National Forest

Less than two hours away from our apartments near Tahlequah, OK, you’ll find the Ozark National Forest, a 1.2 million-acre U.S. National Forest with everything you’d want for the perfect day trip to explore nature. Located in the scenic Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas, the forest boasts incredible scenic views, hiking trails, and campgrounds.

Nestled at the heart of the Ozark National Forest, Mount Magazine stands as the tallest mountain in Arkansas with a peak elevation of 2,753 feet. The surrounding park area offers a great location for sweeping vista views of broad river valleys, deep canyons, and distant mountain peaks. Outdoor sports and recreational activities are available in abundance from rock climbing to mountain biking, backpacking to horseback riding, and more.

Proving not all fun has to be in the sun, take a tour of the Blanchard Springs Caverns, a three-level cavern system within the Ozark National Forest boundaries. Blanchard Springs Caverns allows visitors to enjoy a “living” cave experience where stalactite, stalagmite, columns, and flowstones are still changing from the dripping water. With two trails varying in difficulty and the Blanchard Springs Wild Cave Tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy as much of the caverns as possible. Be sure to stop by the caverns official gift shop to find geological trinkets and photographs to bring back to your Tahlequah, OK, apartment.

The Ozark National Forest provides year-round scenic opportunities with the gorgeous dogwood and redbuds in bloom during the spring and the bursting of reds, yellows, oranges, and greens with the changing of the forest trees in the fall. No matter what your interests lie, you will find things to fill up your day, including, but not limited to, boating, camping, swimming, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing.

Pack your day bag and enjoy the beauty of Ozark National Forest near our rental community. Call us today to schedule a tour of our apartments near Tahlequah, OK, at the Pines at Southridge and welcome home!