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Jack Mountain-The Ross Foundation Featured

Status
Closed
Address
Camp Road, Bismarck, Arkansas, 71929
Telephone
870-246-9881
E-mail
Land
Private
Vehicles
ATV Dirt Bike UTV
Terrain
General Trail Hills Mud Bog
Skill Level
Easy Intermediate Experienced Expert
Special Amenities
Gravel parking lots.Nearest Gas Stations:Near West Lot: 6682 Arkansas 7, Bismarck, AR 71929Near East Lot: 18801 Arkansas 84, De Roche, Arkansas 72104These trails are for ATVs, UTVs, Dirt Bikes, Horse Back Riding, and Walking/Hiking.
Cost
Free Annually Permit (Must Have)
Hours
The Jack Mountain Unit is closed to all users from dusk to dawn outside of hunting season. During hunting season the area is open one hour before daylight and one hour after dark. Those with camping permits can use Agar Loop Rd. and Camp Rd. to access Hwy. 7 or Hwy. 128 after hours.
Directions
Bismarck, Arkansas to Ross Foundation (West Lot)
1. Head north on AR-7 N/Central Ave towards Hot Springs (go 4.4 mi)
2. Turn right onto Dishroom Dr onto the West Lot on the right side of Central Ave

Hot Springs, Arkansas to Ross Foundation (East Lot)
1. Head south on Central Ave toward Television Hill Rd
2. Turn left onto Hwy 290/Arkansas Hwy (go 2.3 mi)
3. Turn right onto AR-128 W/Jack Mountain Rd, Continue to follow AR-128 W (go 3.3 mi)
4. Turn left to stay on AR-128 W (go 3.1 mi)
5. Turn right onto Camp Rd and go to large East gravel lot (go 1.8 mi)

Little Rock, Arkansas to Ross Foundation (East Lot)
1. Head southwest on I-30 W towards Texarkana
2. Take Exit 91 for AR-84 toward Social Hill (go 0.2 mi)
3. Turn left onto AR-84 W (go 7.2 mi)
4. Turn right onto AR-128 E ( go 0.2)
5. Take the 1st left onto Camp Rd and go to large East gravel lot (go 1.8 mi)

Glenwood, Arkansas to Ross Foundation (West Lot)
1. Head northeast on US-70 E/Elm St towards Pearcy (go 9.8 mi)
2. Turn right onto Sugar Loaf Valley Rd (go 2.9 mi)
3. Continue onto Co Rd 214/Deer Park Rd (go 0.8 mi)
4. Turn left onto AR-84 E (go 13.9 mi)
5. Turn left onto AR-7 N/Central Ave (go 4.4 mi)
6. Turn right onto Dishroom Dr onto the West Lot on the right side of Central Ave

Texarkana, Texas to Ross Foundation (East Lot)
1. Head northeast on I-30 E towards Little Rock
2. Take exit 78 for AR-7 N (go 0.2 mi)
3. Turn left onto Valley St (go 2.3 mi)
4. Turn right onto AR-283 (go 3.1 mi)
5. Continue straight onto AR-128 E (go 5.6 mi)
6. Turn left onto AR-84 W (go 1.5 mi)
7. Turn right onto Hembery St/Honey Boy Rd/Co Rd 610 (go 1.3 mi)
8. Turn left onto Camp Rd and go to large East gravel lot (go 354 ft)
GPS Coordinates
East Lot: N 34° 20.379063' W 93° 4.212399'West Lot: N 34° 21.980654' W 93° 9.668655'Central Lot: N 34° 20.712031' W 93° 5.824943'
Season
Closed to Recreation Riding during Hunting Season: October 1st to January 1st
The Jack Mountain Unit in Hot Spring County Arkansas, was acquired by The Ross Foundation in 1993 from International Paper Company. With this unit positioned in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, The Ross Foundation had a unique opportunity to diversify its ownership. This southerly extension of the Ouachita Mountains consists of east-west ridges with moderately wide valleys. The forest of the north slopes and the ridges are mostly hardwood while the south slopes support mixed pine/hardwood stands. The gentle sloping valleys support excellent stands of loblolly and shortleaf pine. The Jack Mountain block is managed by Ross Foundation staff with expertise in forestry, wildlife management, botany and general land maintenance. The primary goal of the management activities is to maintain a healthy and productive forest. Careful consideration is given to factors such as maintaining wildlife habitat, forest diversity, and maintaining habitat for rare and threatened plant species. As land surrounding the Jack Mountain Unit continues to be developed, the importance of this unit becomes more obvious every year.In the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in recreational users on the Jack Mountain Unit. Repetitive use of the property causes many environmental impacts that may take years for nature to heal.Starting in 2011, it will be mandatory for all users to have a permit while on the Jack Mountain Unit. The information collected will help us with future management decisions and also establish a new line of communication with our users. This will allow us to relay problems we find to Jack Mountain users. Hopefully problems can then be corrected, and the Jack Mountain unit can remain open to the public.Permits are good for one year and a downloadable PDF permit application can be found on the Ross Foundation website, and then needs to be printed and mailed or scanned and emailed.A permit expire one year from issue date, and is needed for each user, and for any vehicle that will be parked on the Jack Mountain Unit. The permit for a parked vehicle should be placed on the dash in a highly visible location.Please, remove all of your trash and litter, and be respectful of other users. And please help us in protecting this property by leaving it better than you found it.Thank you,Ross Foundation Management


Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
2.7
Hill Climbs 
 
2.3  (3)
Mud 
 
2.7  (3)
Water 
 
2.7  (3)
Trail Miles 
 
3.3  (3)
Terrain Variety 
 
2.7  (3)
Scenery 
 
2.7  (3)
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Jack Mountain-The Ross Foundation 2014-01-15 18:02:00 Steve Lookadoo
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4.2
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4.0
Mud 
 
4.0
Water 
 
4.0
Trail Miles 
 
5.0
Terrain Variety 
 
4.0
Scenery 
 
4.0
steve2637 Reviewed by steve2637    January 15, 2014
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Trying to correct last rating of zero, this is a great place to ride!
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Jack Mountain-The Ross Foundation 2014-01-14 20:18:00 Steve Lookadoo
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0.0
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steve2637 Reviewed by steve2637    January 14, 2014
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Jack Mountain-The Ross Foundation 2012-08-28 11:32:00 Joshua
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4.0
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3.0
Mud 
 
4.0
Water 
 
4.0
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5.0
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4.0
Scenery 
 
4.0
CentralArk_RZRbacks Reviewed by CentralArk_RZRbacks    August 28, 2012
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