Mena-Oden Ranger District is a fast paced, complex, multiple use district consisting of approximately 43 permanent employees, several seasonal employees and a large volunteer program We manage approximately 400,000 acres including five recreation areas, two Wilderness areas, two ATV Multi-use Trail Complexes and Historical Tower Sites. Come experience Shady Lake, Bard Springs, Dragover River access, Big Brushy, Shirley Creek Access, Caney Creek Wilderness, Black Fork Mountain Wilderness ,Wolf Pen Gap Trails, Fouche Mountain Trails, Bee Mountain, Rich Mountain and Tall Peak Tower.
The City of Mena sits at the base of Rich Mountain and home of Queen Wilhelmena State Park and Talimena National Scenic Byway. The District has two Visitor Information Stations. One is located at the Mena Ranger Station and another along the Scenic Drive.