Talimena National Scenic Byway

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This road offers breathtaking panoramas of the east-west ranges of the Ouachita Mountains. This curving drive winds 54 miles west along the spine of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain. Between Mena, AR, and Talihina, OK, the drive offers scenic vistas, historical sites, camping, picnicking, hiking, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Visitor Information Stations, and Robert S. Kerr Memorial Arboretum and Nature Center and Botanical Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The scenic byway is open year-round; however, the East End Visitor Information Center is open 3/1/19 to 11/18/19
Operational Hours: Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map. Camino Escenico de Talimena.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Open year round
Busiest Season: Spring
Operated By: Forest Service


Scenic Driving

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Tent camping
Camping trailer