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Within the System of Natural Areas are sites that represent some of the best, and last, remaining examples of the state’s original natural landscape. Natural areas are special places that protect rare natural communities and provide vital habitat for a host of plant and animal species, some of which are considered to be rare, threatened, or endangered. Locate one of our 79 natural areas below.


Arkansas Oak Natural Area

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Coastal Plain
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Poison Springs WMA
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Arkansas Oak Natural Area, located in the Tertiary Uplands Ecoregion of the Coastal Plain, supports a number of plant species considered to be rare in Arkansas. The site is a mosaic of open sand barrens, dry upland woodlands, forested ravines, bottomland forests, shrub swamps, and seeps containing a diverse flora. The natural area adjoins Poison Springs State Forest and is co-managed with the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC).


Take State Highway 299 at Bluff City and proceed southwest for 4.3 miles. Turn left (south) onto County Road 47 and continue south for 1.4 miles. Park along roadside; the natural area is located on both sides of the road.


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Poison Springs WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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