Longview Saline Natural Area

Longview Saline Natural Area

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Longview Saline Natural Area Info

 County: Ashley
 Division: Coastal Plain
 Acres: 4910
 Year Added: 2011


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Longview Saline Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, consists of a mosaic of saline barrens, mound woodlands, pine-hardwood flatwoods, and bottomland hardwood forest. Soils in parts of the site, containing naturally high amounts of sodium and magnesium salts, account for the sparse and unique vegetation of the barrens and associated woodlands. Some of the barrens at this site are unique for Arkansas in that they are often inundated for long durations from overbank flooding and support a flora distinct from that of other protected barrens within the state. Bottomland hardwood forests along the Saline River help to protect water quality, which, in turn helps to protect two federally endangered mussel species found in the river.


From the intersection of U.S. Highway 425 in Fountain Hill, travel west on State Highway 8 for approximately 3.8 miles. Continue west on State Highway 8 from its junction with State Highway 133 for approximately 1.9 miles to Ashley County Road 452. Turn west (left) on County Road 452 and travel 1.8 miles. The natural area is on the west side of County Road 452 near its intersection with County Road 458. (Directions via Google)


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

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