The Ouachita (Wa '-chi-ta) Mountains run east of Broken Bow into southwestern Arkansas. In spite of the coudy skies, there is a lot of muted color in this picture. Click to enlarge.
The Ouachita are very old and their craggy tops have eroded away leaving low formations that used to be the heart of the mountains. They are similar in structure and related to the Appalachian Mountains. Unlike most other mountain ranges in the United States, the Ouachitas run east and west rather than north and south.
Here is another part of Broken Bow Lake. Next time we are down here I will bring my fishing gear.
There are a good number of white tailed deer in the park. They are accustomed to cars driving through but shied away when we stopped close by. There were a group of 5 young deer who were grazing by the road. They were interested in the leaves of this shrub.