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Broken Bow to Buffalo through the Ouchita and Ozark National Forests

  • 6

    Rigs Allowed
  • 250

    miles

Broken Bow to Buffalo through the Ouchita and Ozark National Forests

This will be an OTG trip traversing and exploring the Ouchita and Ozark National Forests, making our way from Broken Bow, OK, up to the Buffalo National River. We'll actually be starting out on Thursday morning in Longview, TX, heading to the Rally Point in Broken Bow, OK. From there, we will trek north into Ouchita NF and venture across the scenic highway towards Mena, AR. The current plan to take Forest Service Rd. 67 across the ridge towards Danville, AR. On Friday, we'll head up into Ozark NF for a day of exploration and wheeling, eventually making our way to camp along the Buffalo National River. Saturday is fair game, as i'll be breaking off to spend a day in Bentonville before heading back home on Sunday.
  • START DATE

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    09:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City
    09:00 Hrs GMT -6:00
  • END DATE

    Saturday, June 15, 2019

    10:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City
    10:00 Hrs GMT -6:00
  • OVERLAND BOUND REGION

    US Southeast

  • EVENT TYPE

    Trip

  • DIFFICULTY

    9 SEVERE

Terrain Type

  • Dirt Road
  • Highway
  • Mud

Recommended

  • 4WD
  • Lift
  • Off Road Tires

Channel

Channel Channel Value
  • HAM 146.565
  • CB 14
  • GMRS 5

Rally Point Notes:

Friday Route - Tentative: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/158d7056-9849-43ae-86a1-7bfb57bb1f53/

Saturday Route - Tentative: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/42354567-66fa-4fcf-95b8-d7bf39bf817b/

Routes are subject to change, because, well, overlanding: Make a plan > Execute the plan > Forget the plan. I fully expect to discuss and plan routes along the way.

I've marked what I believe could be acceptable campsites; however, I don't have any experience in this region. Therefore, exact camping coordinates are unknown. Camping will be dispersed, with no facilities or services. This will be a 100% pack it in, pack it out adventure. No trash will be left behind. If you plan to attend, please read the rules and information at the Forest Service website as well as for the Buffalo National River.

I currently have 2 confirmed, including myself, and one other tentative. I'm setting this up for 6 rigs, PLUS the other two that I have coming for a total of 8. Anything more and I might not enjoy myself unless someone else wants to take lead.

These roads are new to me, so i'm not sure what to expect. I believe they are mostly simple dirt roads, but I did route a few short "trails." There are a couple creek fords in the route, but I don't expect much water unless we get rain, in which case we can route around. Because this will be off-highway and i'm not sure what to expect, i'm going to require 4x4 and high clearance.

Finally, if you're really familiar with this area and have any thoughts, tips, tricks, awesome camping spots, things we need to see, or want to play leader for a weekend, feel free to let me know. I'm open to suggestions.

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Jeff Tyson

  • Longview, TX
  • @Jeff Tyson
  • 09/03/17

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Skipper Wright

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Skipper Wright | Longview TX Member since 21 May 2019

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Jack Williams

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Jack Williams | Norman Okla Member since 03 Aug 2016

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  • Start Point: Broken Bow, OK 74728, USA GPS Coordinates: 34.00569, -94.74123 Notes: I plan to rally in the Casino parking lot in the North East corner
  • End Point: Western Grove, AR 72685, USA GPS Coordinates: 36.01369, -92.95017 Notes: Might not actually camp here, but it\'s an option.

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