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South-Central Wilderness High Points

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RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.Guadalupe MountainsGuadalupe Peak8749Trans-Pecos Texas Ranges1187 
2.Black Fork MountainBlack Fork Mountain2660Ouachita Mountains5 
3.Upper Kiamichi RiverUpper Kiamichi River Wilderness High Point2620Ouachita Mountains12 
4.Upper BuffaloTurner Ward Knob2463Ozark Plateau3 
5.Dry CreekPetit Jean Mountain2440Ouachita Mountains48 
6.Poteau MountainPoteau Mountain-Peak 24062406Ouachita Mountains3 
7.Buffalo National RiverPickert Point Summit2380Ozark Plateau1 
8.Wichita MountainsWichita Mountains Wilderness High Point2320Southern Great Plains0 
9.Caney CreekBuckeye Mountain2300Ouachita Mountains7 
10.Hurricane CreekColeman Knob West2205Ozark Plateau7 
11.Richland CreekBig Middle Ridge2200Ozark Plateau1 
12.Bell MountainBell Mountain1702Ozark Plateau24 
13.East ForkFork Mountain1680Ozark Plateau0 
14.FlatsideWhite Oak Mountain1640Ouachita Mountains3 
15.Piney CreekPiney Creek Wilderness High Point1460Ozark Plateau0 
16.Paddy CreekPaddy Creek Wilderness High Point1430Ozark Plateau2 
17.Hercules-GladesHercules-Glades Wilderness High Point1360Ozark Plateau3 
18.LeatherwoodLeatherwood Wilderness High Point1340Ozark Plateau1 
19.Rockpile MountainRock Pile Mountain1270Ozark Plateau3 
20.Devils BackboneDevils Backbone Wilderness High Point1080Ozark Plateau2 
21.Bald KnobBald Knob Wilderness High Point980Lower Peninsula-Heartland10 
22.IrishIrish Wilderness High Point900Ozark Plateau1 
23.Clear SpringsClear Springs Wilderness High Point880Lower Peninsula-Heartland0 
24.Garden of the GodsGarden of the Gods Wilderness High Point860Lower Peninsula-Heartland6 
25.Lusk CreekLusk Creek Wilderness High Point820Lower Peninsula-Heartland0 
26.Bay CreekBay Creek Wilderness High Point800Lower Peninsula-Heartland0 
26.Burden FallsMcCormick Lookout800Lower Peninsula-Heartland0 
28.Panther DenPanther Den Wilderness High Point740Lower Peninsula-Heartland0 
29.Crab OrchardCrab Orchard Wilderness High Point700Lower Peninsula-Heartland1 
30.MingoFry Bluff490Ozark Plateau0 
31.Indian MoundsSand Hill418Southern Great Plains1 
32.Little Lake CreekLittle Lake Creek Wilderness High Point371Southern Great Plains4 
33.Kisatchie HillsRed Dirt Lookout370Southern Great Plains1 
34.Turkey HillTurkey Hill Wilderness High Point362Southern Great Plains1 
35.Big SloughBig Slough Wilderness High Point320Southern Great Plains1 
36.Upland IslandUpland Island Wilderness High Point293Southern Great Plains1 
37.Black CreekBlack Creek Wilderness High Point260Southeast Coast1 
38.LeafLeaf Wilderness High Point90Southeast Coast1 

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List Description

This list does not include 4 National Wilderness Areas in the south-central USA that are in swampy or very low lying terrain. These areas are subject to flooding, storm surges, or other events that can modify the flat terrain. Even without those factors, locating and visiting a single highest land point in these wet and thickly vegetated areas is likely not really possible in a truly objective sense.

The Wilderness Areas not represented by high points on this list are:

  • Big Lake in Arkansas
  • Breton and Lacassine in Louisiana
  • Gulf Islands in Mississippi


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