Wilderness Areas

Sam's Throne, Ozark National Forest

Sam's Throne, Ozark National Forest

Arkansas's public lands include a dozen Arkansas wilderness areas offering special Arkansas recreation opportunities for the camper or backpacker willing to rough it. No developed campgrounds are to be found and mechanized vehicles are not permitted. However, for the person willing to travel by foot, canoe, or horseback, the 150,000 acres of Arkansas wilderness provide countless settings for remote camping and backpacking experiences and other types of Arkansas recreation. Hunting, fishing, hiking and open camping are all allowed. Map reading and orienteering skills are a necessity.

Each listing includes the names of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangle maps which encompass the Arkansas wilderness lands. These maps are available by name from the Arkansas Geological Commission.

Maps of many of the individual Arkansas wilderness areas are available from Ozark Interpretive Association, P.O. Box 1279, Mountain View, AR 72560, (870) 757-2211. Please call for prices of the maps, correct postage and handling charges.

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