Wednesday, June 18, 2008

St Francis National Forest Information


St. Francis National Forest

The St. Francis National Forest, located in east-central Arkansas, is comprised of 21,201 acres. There are four developed campgrounds, three of which met the selection criteria.

The St. Francis National Forest is described as "an island in the river" and so it is. The Forest rises from the delta plains of Arkansas and Mississippi with a sudden beauty. The tallest oaks, sycamore and buckeye trees can be found in the Forest along the gentle slopes of Crowley Ridge with its 300 foot elevation.

While the recreational opportunities found within the St. Francis National Forest are not as diverse as in other National Forests, the fishing is great! With two man-made lakes and campgrounds on each, fishermen will return time after time. Bear Creek Lake, located in the northern portion, is 625 acres, and Storm Creek Lake, at the southern end of the Forest, is 425 acres. Both contain a large population of largemouth bass, crappie, redeyed bream, and Channel catfish. However, Storm Creek Lake also is stocked with the hybrid bass strippers.

Surrounded by the fertile farmland of "the delta," the unconfined rugged beauty found in the St. Francis National Forest will surprise and delight the visitor.


SUPERVISOR ADDRESS 605 W. Main St. Russellville, Arkansas 72801 501-968-2354 RANGER DISTRICT ADDRESSES St. Francis 2675 Hwy.44 Marianna, Arkansas 72360 870-295-5278

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