Ouachita National Forest

Forests/Natural Areas in Ouachita Nat'l Forest

Black Fork Mountain Wilderness

This unique wilderness located in the Ouachita National Forest in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma is made up of one mountain. Black Fork Mountain, at an elevation of 2,403 feet, is the main feature of this 13,579-acre area. Rock screes or flows are dominant features along the east-west ridge ...

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Blue Moon Wildlife and Fisheries Demonstration Area

Blue Moon Wildlife and Fisheries Demonstration Area is a Forest Service project involving over 400 acres of fields, forest, regeneration areas (young pine stands), Cross Creek bottoms, and ponds. Various wildlife management techniques are on display in the area. Blue Moon was formerly a typical, traditional Ouachita Mountain farm. ...

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Dry Creek Wilderness

Numerous ridges and high bluffs rise above an intermittent stream in this rugged scenic 6,310-acre area. Surrounded by roads, the area is located south of the Arkansas River Valley in the Ouachita Mountain Region. There are no trails or directional signs in the Dry Creek Wilderness. A unique ...

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Flatside Wilderness

This 9,507-acre wilderness area, 30 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas, derives its name from Flatside Pinnacle, a 1,550-foot high rock outcrop outside the north-east boundary. Dominating the skyline of this wilderness is White Oak Mountain, the highest point at 1,650 feet above sea level, and Forked Mountain at ...

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Poteau Mountain Wilderness

Comprised of two separate land bases, totaling 11,299 acres, this wilderness is on Poteau Mountain, a subrange of the Ouachitas. Although erosion has played its part, extensive folding and faulting have produced the steep east-west mountain ridges which range from 750 to 2,406 feet above sea level. Dense pine ...

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Red Slough Wildlife Management Area

The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is a 5,814 acre wetland project designed to restore hydrology and re-establish bottomland hardwoods. It is cooperatively managed by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and Ducks Unlimited. Project goals and objectives are to maximize diversity ...

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Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness

Located on the south slope of Rich Mountain, this 10,819-acre area features heavily forested, steeply sloped ridges. The Ouachita National Recreation Trail passes through the area and the Talimena Scenic Byway runs along the north border at the crest of Rich Mountain. Directions Travel 1 mile north of Big Cedar, ...

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