Big Fork Creek Natural Area

Big Fork Creek Natural Area

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Big Fork Creek Natural Area Info

 County: Polk
 Division: Arkansas Valley
 Acres: 13.58
 Year Added: 1978


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Big Fork Creek Natural Area, located in the Ouachita Mountains, is a small mesophytic (moderately dry) tract containing an abundance of wildflowers and ferns, a free-flowing spring, and a small section of Big Fork Creek. The bluff and stream terrace near the spring support an excellent example of a diverse mesic hardwood forest with several rare plant species.


Take State Highway 8 West at Big Fork. Travel 0.25 mile, then turn right on Polk County Road 67. Go 0.3 mile and bear left at the fork. Travel 0.1 mile to the parking area on the north side of the county road. (Directions via Google)


Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

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