EXPLORE THE AREA AT BROOKSIDE RV RETREAT
Check out our favorite Hiking accessory, the All Trails app. Trails are ranked according to difficulty, reviewed by hikers, and can be downloaded for use while out on the trail away from cell service. Our favorites are the Wolf Pen Gap Trail, Athens-Big Fork, and Little Missouri Trail, but come back and hike them ALL!
We are a proud member of the OATV Club. For all things ATV, visit their website. They have info on rentals, trails, openings/closings, and how to contribute to the efforts of creating and maintaining the area's awesome ATV trail complexes.
Looking for high excitement and adventure? Check out our new local zip lining destination, The Blue Zip Line and Farm. Private tours or public hours are available for all ages. They are even autism friendly, thus the name, The Blue.
Check the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Website for local hunting seasons and fish stocking schedules. Check game and regulations, download maps, or buy a license online. A ton of resources and information for the avid hunter and fisher.
The Ouachita Rivers site is one of many sites maintained by Ouachita Adventures. Here you can find the best place to rent equipment, and local access points for 5 of the area's most floated rivers. Discover each river's rapid classification, or the type of fish you are likely to catch. In addition, get connected to some of the other sites and find info about rock climbing, horseback riding, and mountain bike trails.
There are all kinds of shopping experiences in Mena, from antiques to boutiques. Most are located in the downtown area of Main Street, but check out VisitMena.com to find them all. You can also find local events going on in the area, from biker rallies to quilt shows, Mena has it ALL!
The National Forest Service site is the place to find information about local parks and attractions, including Byways, Shooting Ranges, Day Parks, and Camping sites. Find availability, seasonal closings, maps, photos, fees, and amenities. Check out our faves: Wolf Pen Gap, Little Missouri Falls, Shady Lake, Albert Pike, and Talimena Scenic Byway.
Looking for the best place to take a dip in one of the crystal clear spring-fed swimming holes? Our faves are the Mill Hole, Little Missouri Falls, Albert Pike, and the Blue Hole. Let us know if you need directions to any of these local hotspots. But don't take our word for it, check them all out at Arkansas.com.
From UPick berries to pumpkin patches, Holly Springs Farmstead is a ton of wholesome family fun. Plan a picnic or catch a demonstration of ole'time kettle cooking. Our favorite seasonal fall activities include corn mazes and hay rides. There are kids activities, the Market, a food stand and more. Go see what they're growing at Holly Springs!