Poteau Mountain Wilderness

Area Status: Open

11,299 acres featuring rock outcrops, scenic overlooks, streams, and seclude forest. The area between the two segments of Poteau Mountain Wilderness is managed as a special area very similar to wilderness, except motor vehicles are permitted.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information.
Fees: No fee.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District (479) 637-4174

General Information

Directions: From the junction of Arkansas Hwy. 80 and U.S. 71, go north on U.S. 71 for 6 miles, turn left (west) on Foresst Road 158 for 2 miles to the southern boundary.


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