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Ouachita National Forest temporarily shuts down Wolf Pen Gap Trail Complex


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (News Release) — Ouachita National Forest officials announced today that,
effective immediately, the Wolf Pen Gap Trail Complex located in Mena, Ark., is temporarily shut
down until further notice.

These actions are consistent with federal and state health and safety direction to help reduce
the impact on emergency responders and limit the spread of COVID-19. Use of the OHV trails
strains emergency resources, especially search and rescue crews, at a time when the resources
are already limited within the local communities.

As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety remain
our number one priority. We are committed to support our communities and fulfill our mission
as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

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