Pencil Bluff is a town built on natural beauty and family fun. The town's closeness to the Ouachita National Forest makes it an ideal getaway for anybody wanting to enjoy an outdoor adventure. The area is filled with campsites and outdoor resorts. The area offers beautiful landscapes, rolling mountain peaks, roaring rivers, and peaceful springs and lakes. The town remains a popular tourist destination among outdoor sporting fans.
The town is largely a rural area; this means that not only can visitors enjoy a natural vacation, but they can also experience the beauty of a unique small town. Popular activities in the area include hiking, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hunting.