19 Sep

Ouachita Disc Golf: A New Flight Path For a Classic Game

Story by Jeremy Mackey | Photography by Jeremy Rodgers Arkansas has become known for its golf courses, especially central Arkansas and The High Country. Just in the Hot Springs area alone there are a number of courses featuring pristine greens, immaculate fairways, and rolling hills that will challenge and inspire golfers of all skill levels. […]

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04 Jul

Where to have a Blast on the Fourth Celebrating Independence Day in the Ouachitas

Story by Jim G. Miller | Photo by Jeremy Rodgers Fourth of July is America’s Independence Day. It’s a holiday filled with nostalgia for youth, colorful summer evenings and true kinship. It brings to mind funnel cakes and checkered blankets, barbecue and coleslaw, smoke bombs and bottle rockets, and the sound of children laughing while […]

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12 Jun

Professionals in the Park

Story by Jim G. Miller | Photograph by Chris Sale | Portraits by Jeremy Rodgers If you were to ask most people who visit or live in Arkansas “what is the most fundamentally unique thing about this state?” then most of them would say it’s the natural beauty. The scenic qualities of Arkansas are in […]

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12 Jun

Setting the Summer: Outdoor Décor Ideas for a Fine Southern Evening

Story by Gary Morris | Photography by Jeremy Rodgers It’s summer and that means it’s usually time to hit the lake and entertain with friends and family while enjoying the warm summer breeze. On the warmer days there is nothing better than entertaining around dusk with a group of good friends on the amidst the […]

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11 Jun

Ouachita by Air: Experience the Natural Beauty of the Region from New Heights with Several New Zipline Adventures

Written by Jeremy Mackey Photography by Chris Sale Have you ever had a dream you were flying only to wake up disappointed mid-dream? Flight has always intrigued humans. Maybe because it’s something, until fairly recently, that we couldn’t achieve. Even now, most flight is still reserved for those with specific training or extraordinary monetary means. […]

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03 Jun

The Vista Trail: Lake Ouachita’s Newest Must-Do Destination For Hikers & Mountain Bikers

Written by Jim G. Miller Photo by Jeremy Rodgers The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail began just as any other trail does, simply with a trail head sign. The Little Rock Boy Scout Troop led by Eagle Candidate Rhett Gill installed the sign designating the trail head at Brady Mountain Road. From there the trail meanders […]

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02 Jun

Welcome to the Water: Exploring your passion in the High Country by paddle board, by boat, or with the aid of a new outdoor sports club

Written by Jeremy Mackey of Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters Photography by Jeremy Rodgers When I began working at ‘the shop’ during the spring of 1999 kayaking was the furthest thing from my mind. I was 18 and just looking for a cool summer job. At that time we were maybe only stocking 4 kayaks for a […]

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02 Jun

Learning by Nature: Getting Back to the Basics of the Outdoors at an Early Age

Written by Jeremy & Krystal Mackey Photography by Steven Miles Few would disagree that nature is vitally important to human beings. Not only does it provide us with food and shelter at the most basic level, it generously gives of itself completely in other ways–it provides recreation and becomes a playground, it puts our hearts […]

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17 Feb

Getting Hooked in the Ouachitas

Kayaks & Anglers Find a Reel Paradise – by Jeremy Mackey, photography by Corbet Deary I’m not sure Hoover was talking about modern fishing. Long gone are the days of sitting quietly and patiently, waiting for a fish to bite. These days when you mention fishing, images of big shiny boats with powerful engines screaming away from the launch immediately come to mind. […]

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