For Lake Wedington & Ozark National Forest Area
No harvesting in recreational areas. [If traveling from Fayetteville, anywhere along the left side of the road is off limits once you get into Wedington area.]
In general forest areas – for personal use only. That is, if they find you with five gallons or fifty pounds of a particular specimen you’ll probably be cited.
For more information on Benton and Washington County forestry permissions/law contact the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
Harvesting Wild American Ginseng in Arkansas (PDF)
If you have any further information about Arkansas law on harvesting or foraging on public lands please email wildarkansas1 at yahoo.com
For laws on hunting refer to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission website season and bag limits.