We have an area for fee diggers, no time limits, bring the kids and a picnic lunch, shaded picnic tables,$25per person, $12nfor children 12 and under.
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A great place for the whole family where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find crystals. Transportation in open off-road vehicles to mines*easy to find crystals*free tools*keep all you find*no hidden fees* satisfaction guaranteed*less expensive tailings area* digging option handicap assessable*100 ft sluice* shade covered *beautiful & secluded valley*find ruby, garnet, emerald, topaz, peridot, precious and semi-precious gemstones*10,000 sq ft wholesale warehouse*the best for less*free crystal*free museum*giant crystals & fossil specimens*30 years experience
Our area is teeming with wildlife! From bobcats, mountain lions, and bears; bald eagles and the beautiful painted-bunting; garfish and even the occational alligator. And if you get far enough back into the forest, you may just get a glimpse of the elusive big foot... who knows.
Hugely popular with ATV riders is the Wolf Pen Gap Trails. The system offers 41 miles of looping trails that are connected to accommodate riders who want to vary the length of their trips. Trails range from easy to most difficult and wind through some of the most rugged and secluded areas of the Ouachita National Forest.
Featuring high mountain vistas, the trail leads the rider through an array of areas, including scenic Gap Creek and Board Camp Creek. The trail continues through a forest of large pines and hardwoods before passing the unique 2-footed oak tree and an abandoned mine shaft. The trail loops are connected to accommodate riders who want to vary the length of their trips.
This area was designated for All-Terrain Vehicle use in 1991. The trails consist of a combination of old logging roads and recently constructed trails which offer a wide range of challenges fro riders of differing skill levels. The trails are tailored to all-terrain vehicles, motorized trail bikes and off-road bicycles.
Trails are marked with vertical fiberglass posts and reflective stickers. A varied combination of high mountain vistas and lush stream valleys lead the visitor through an array of areas. They continue through forests of large pine and oak trees before passing the unique two-foot oak and an abandoned mine shaft. The trails form an interconnected system to accommodate riders.
West Trailhead: From Mena, take State Highway 8 east for 1 mile to Arkansas 375, then south 8 miles to the trailhead near County Road 277.
South Trailhead: Farther south on Arkansas 375 on the left.
East Trailhead: From Mena take Hwy. 8 east about 20 miles (about 1 mile east of Big Fork), turn right on Polk County Rd. 83 (Forest Road 38), travel 5 miles to the East Trailhead.
North Trailhead: From Mena, take Hwy. 8 east of 10 miles to Polk County Rd. 61, travel 3.5 miles, turn right at the sign, go 1/2 mile to the North Trailhead.