Albert Pike Recreation Area Management

Sign at the entrance to Albert Pike Rec AreaThe Forest Service proposes to make changes in the long-term management and use of the Albert Pike Recreation Area, located on the Little Missouri River in the Ouachita National Forest.

The project page is located here.

Link to the news release.

map showing the flood elevation at Albert Pike Rec Area


Following the 2010 flood of the Albert Pike Recreational Area, studies were conducted to better understand the full range of hydrologic conditions that could impact the area. One outcome of these studies was the 1% annual exceedance probability elevation, often referred to as the 100-year flood elevation, which is depicted in gray in the map above. It is estimated that for any given year there is a 1% probability that the area in gray would flood. This area includes substantial portions of Loops A and B and all portions of Loops C and D.  

How to Comment:

Email is the preferred way to submit specific written comments. Send email comments to . Comments may also be submitted through the mail to Troy Heithecker, Forest Supervisor, c/o Chip Stokes 1523 Hwy 270 E, Mt. Ida AR 71957 or fax to 870-867-3338. The office hours for those submitting hand delivered comments are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please state “Albert Pike Recreation Area” in the subject line when providing electronic comments or on the envelope when replying by mail.


Ouachita National Forest Albert Pike Open House on Environmental Assessment from Forest Service on Vimeo.