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The Ross Foundation is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and honors a forty-year tradition of giving in Clark County. Founded in 1966 by Jane and Esther Ross, the Ross Foundation's Board of Trustees manages timberlands held for conservation purposes as well as administers a philanthropic grants program. The Foundation's philanthropic program benefits the people of Clark County through the revenue produced by these timberlands.

The Ross Foundation strives to maintain its charitable holdings of land and timber as exemplar forests through the use of management techniques which integrate the value of all forest resources, to allow public access to these forests for recreational uses as long as such use is not detrimental to the resource of the forest, and to generate revenue to fund its philanthropic program.

JUNE 7-8, 2014

The Jack Mountain Recreation Unit will be closed on June 7-8, 2014. It will reopen on Monday June 9th.


January 23, 2014

For the next several months, users need to be very cautious of logging activity while using the Jack Mountain unit.  The Ross Foundation has several large harvesting operations planned in the center of the ownership that will increase interaction between recreational users and logging equipment.  These timber stands will be marked at main entrance points with signs stating that the area is closed due to forestry operations.  Users should expect encounters with multiple log trucks while on Ross Foundation Roads and County Roads.  Please remember that log trucks require long distances to stop, and often need the entire road due to their length and weight. Thanks for your cooperation and please be safe!


January 16, 2014
The Ross Foundation requires a user permit for all recreational users on the Jack Mountain Unit. This is for every person 16 and older that will be using the property. Even if you are riding with someone else, you will need to complete our registration form. You will receive a users permit and a vehicle permit. The permits are free. Please complete the entire form to include the license plate number.


We also ask that you please reveiw the rules. We do require helmets and eye protection even if you are on a UTV. The speed limit is 15 mph!!!

We have logging operations in progress in the area. Please stay clear of these jobs. The operators may not be able to see or here you while they are working.



November 16, 2010
The Ross Foundation, along with Southern Bancorp, announces the Arkadelphia Promise.

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