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Ouachita Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMagazine Mountain (2753 ft/839 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesArkansas (49%), Louisiana (32%), Oklahoma (18%), Mississippi (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area47,523 sq mi / 123,085 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent308 mi / 496 km North-South
308 mi / 496 km East-West
Center Lat/Long33° 15' N; 93° 33' W
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Map of Ouachita Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Ouachita Mountains.
Ozark HighlandsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Ozark PlateauLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Ouachita MountainsLevel 4
                 Northern Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Ouachita FoothillsLevel 5 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Ouachita Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Magazine Mountain2753839Northern Ouachita Mountains
2.Mossback Ridge2720+829+Northern Ouachita Mountains
3.Magazine Mountain-Radio Area2700+823+Northern Ouachita Mountains
4.Rich Mountain2681817Central Ouachita Mountains
5.Rich Mountain2666813Central Ouachita Mountains
6.Peak 26602660811Central Ouachita Mountains
7.Black Fork Mountain2660+811+Central Ouachita Mountains
8.Poteau Mountain2660+811+Northern Ouachita Mountains
9.Sugar Loaf Mountain2560780Northern Ouachita Mountains
10.Lynn Mountain2480756Southern Ouachita Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Magazine Mountain2753839Northern Ouachita Mountains
2.Rich Mountain2681817Central Ouachita Mountains
3.Lynn Mountain2480756Southern Ouachita Mountains
4.Driskill Mountain535163Ouachita Foothills



Photos of Peaks in the Ouachita Mountains

Magazine Mountain
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Magazine Mountain summit area complete with scale model Arkansas map (2012-09-02). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Rich Mountain
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Rich Mountain Fire Tower, Arkansas, a drive up from the outstanding Talimena National Scenic Byway (2012-02-24). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Music Mountain
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A view west at Music Mountain (center background) from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, Arkansas (2012-02-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff
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view of the Arkansas River from Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff high point (2012-09-01). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Driskill Mountain

A typical summit area in dense forest--a cairn, sign, and register mark the high point of Louisiana (1995-03-04).



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