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Recreational Use

The majority of the Ross Foundation land in Clark County is managed cooperatively with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a portion of Big Timber Wildlife Management Area. This area is available to anyone with a valid Arkansas hunting license and Big Timber special use permit. Both are available from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with rules and regulations applying to users of the Wildlife Management Area.


Additionally, the Ross Foundation also manages approximately 20,000 acres along the Hot Spring and Garland County line cooperatively with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as the Jack Mountain Wildlife Management Area. This area is also available to anyone with a valid Arkansas hunting license and a Jack Mountain WMA permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This property is also open to the public for recreational use such as hiking, horseback riding (during specified dates), mountain biking (non-motorized) etc. Please vist the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission website for more information.


Visitors coming to the Ross Foundation property are advised to read and obey all signs and posted notices at various locations on the property. Some areas are closed to certain types of uses, either as safety precautions or to protect critical habitat or the aesthetic value of an area.



Recreational Rules on RF Property
  • Recreational users under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.
  • Obey all information or warning signs.
  • Remove all of your trash and litter.
  • Be respectful of other users.
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