Penny Campsite Spur Trail via Ouachita Trail

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Roland, Arkansas

Penny Campsite Spur Trail via Ouachita Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Roland, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking.

Length9.0 miElevation gain597 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Penny campsite is the only place where camping is allowed along the Ouachita Trail within the Lake Maumelle watershed. It is reached from the OT by a 0.9 mile spur trail. The campsite is located at the top of a hill with no water. It is little used, fenced (with a gate) and has with tent pads with fire pits. The nearest reliable water source is 1/4 mile west (Reece Creek) from the start of the spur trail. Near the top, there are views of Lake Maumelle from the spur trail.

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Emily Wise
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Long, amazing, a workout

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Dee Bowers
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Never been but plan on soon, was wondering if squirrel hunting is permitted

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Erin Creighton
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Sarah T
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Hiking

beautiful view from campsite, but there is no water.

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Kurt Annis
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Hiking

I will be going out Tuesday September 17th to check on trail and camp site conditions. I will also try and clear some of the over brush on the way to the campsite from the gate entrance. I have used this trail and campsite many times in the past and would like to make sure it is still being used and kept proper. I will also be hiking from highway 270 to Pinnacle Mountain on September 6 to the 12 . so I need to make sure this campsite is good to go

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Philip Wood
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The OT is fairly boggy due to all the rain in the last two days. The spur trail needs some major work. The beginning of the trail is marked but there’s about 2/10 of a mile that is overgrown and the blazes are virtually non existent. I would not want to try to find my way to this campsite in the dark.

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Matthew Steliga
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Kim Roxburgh
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Michial Armstrong
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Don Frerking
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Ryan Egleston
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Sherry Cervantes
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Sherry Cervantes
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Trent McDaniel
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John Carroll
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