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he Ozark – St. Francis National Forest is a U.S. National Forest that is located in the state of Arkansas. It is made up of two separate forests, the Ozark National Forest and the St. Francis National Forest. Each has their own biological, topographical, and geological differences. Together, the two forests are home to 25 developed campgrounds. They also include swimming areas, hiking trails, and streams for fishing. The majority of the trails in both were constructed under the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps.

The Forest contains 11,000 acres (45 km2) of old-growth forests. These typically occur in the southern portion of the Forest on ridges and steep south-facing slopes. They are dominated by Shortleaf Pine and various oaks. The oaks include Post Oak, Blackjack Oak, Eastern Black Oak, White Oak, and Northern Red Oak. The Forest is also home to five different endangered species of wildlife. It also has an additional three threatened species.

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