Our hotel is near the Ozark National Forest! 1.2 million acres of forest is right in our backyard, where sweeping views of greenery, cascading falls, and untouched natural beauty await.
The Ozark National Forest is spread across the Ozark mountain range and includes the state’s highest peak, Mount Magazine. From soaring peaks to underground discovery: this forest is also home to Blanchard Springs Caverns, a “living” cavern where stunning stalagmites and stalactites are still changing and reshaping over time. It’s easy to go for an afternoon adventure in the woods when you’re lodging near Ozark National Forest with us.
The forest has some of the state’s very best trails. The park is covered in over 300 miles of well-maintained trails, which range from easy and accessible day hikes to the Ozark Highlands Trail, a 165-mile trail which crosses the forest in one of the most scenic hikes in the country. Walk and camp along streams, high ridges, bluffs, and of course, through the forest’s towering hardwood trees.
Head north from our hotel near the Ozark National Forest along scenic Highway 7 into the forest. Making a left in Sand Gap onto Highway 123 will take you on a winding forest trail to the area around Haw Creek Falls, Pam’s Grotto and more. For more recommendations and itineraries, just stop by the front desk during your stay!
Russellville is the closest city to this woodland and mountain escape, and our hotel near the Ozark National Forest is a great place to stay if you’re looking for comfort and convenience. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in accommodations close to the I-40, but far enough away for a peaceful stay. Whether you’re heading further into the forest or just stopping by, you’ll enjoy our breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, and on-site restaurant!
Book a room at Clarion Inn & Suites Russellville on our website for the lowest rate and best deals on a hotel near the Ozark National Forest!
With our location at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, there are so many things to do in Russellville outdoors! The Ozark National Forest is a playground of hiking, trails, waterfalls, and over a million acres of forest. Hike Mount Magazine State Park for a sweeping view from the highest peak in Arkansas.
Visit Mount Nebo State Park in Dardanelle, a park closer to Russellville and our hotel. Mt Nebo State Park’s Sunrise and Sunset Points are perfect spots to watch the sun rise or set, with a bird’s eye view 1,350 ft in the air. For thrill-seekers, this park is one of the few places in Arkansas with a hang gliding launch point.
Just north of Russellville, guests can spend a day kayaking or canoeing at the beautiful Buffalo National River!