The Great Outdoors
You can take off on outdoor adventures from camping, horseback riding, and skeet shooting to biking, rock climbing, and canoeing. The Wellness and Athletics Center rents out biking, camping, and canoeing equipment to its members, and its staff provides expertise that helps you to take advantage of Arkansas — known as the Natural State because of its excellent natural resources such as:
Lake Ouachita — A recreational mecca, it’s one of the cleanest lakes in the country, with a thousand-mile shoreline and 200 islands.
Spring River — One of the largest springfed rivers in North America, it has great fishing and fast canoeing.
Blanchard Springs Caverns — One of the many cave systems found in the Ozark National Forest, two levels of the three-level caverns are open for guided tours.
Sam's Throne — One of the best spots for rock climbing in the state.
Petit Jean State Park — Site of one of the largest bluff shelters in Arkansas, once home to Native Americans.
Buffalo River — First free-flowing stream designated as a “National River” by Congress, features majestic bluffs and waterfalls.
Ouachita Trail — Stretching 223 miles through the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, it’s the premier trail used by hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers.