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Ozark Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointBuffalo Lookout (2561 ft/781 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesMissouri (51%), Arkansas (43%), Oklahoma (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area67,517 sq mi / 174,870 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent341 mi / 548 km North-South
344 mi / 553 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 23' N; 92° 12' W
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Map of Ozark Plateau
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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 Ozark Plateau.
Ozark HighlandsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Ozark PlateauLevel 4
                 Central Ozark PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Saint Francois MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Boston MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Ozark Plateau FoothillsLevel 5 (Child)
         Ouachita MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Ozark Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Buffalo Lookout2561781Boston Mountains
2.Yates Benchmark2560+780+Boston Mountains
3.Madison County High Point2515767Boston Mountains
4.Turner Ward Knob2463751Boston Mountains
5.Isaac Knob2447746Boston Mountains
6.Reeves Mountain2440+744+Boston Mountains
7.Whiting Mountain2416736Boston Mountains
8.Shepherd Mountain2414736Boston Mountains
9.Hare Mountain2393729Boston Mountains
10.Temple Hill2382726Boston 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.Buffalo Lookout2561781Boston Mountains
2.Taum Sauk Mountain1772540Saint Francois Mountains
3.Lead Hill1744532Central Ozark Plateau
4.Jackson Hill600+183+Ozark Plateau Foothills



Photos of Peaks in the Ozark Plateau

Whitney Mountain
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View of Beaver Lake from Whitney Mountain, AR (2015-05-12). Photo by Austin Hunt.
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Taum Sauk Mountain
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Missouri state high point plaque at Taum Sauk (2010-10-30). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Shepherd Mountain
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It's nice to have choices! (2019-03-14). Photo by David Johnson.
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Clark Mountain
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This boulder is the "problem" that sits atop Clark Mountain. You can see the old antenna on the left that climbers use to aid in their ascent (2015-02-02). Photo by Alan Bernier.
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Mudlick Mountain
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Mudlick Mountain Lookout (2019-10-04). Photo by Kreg Ellzey.
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Bollinger County High Point
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Maried poses at “peak“ with roadside trash we collected. (2020-03-14). Photo by Walter Blume.
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