The Albert Pike
Recreation Area in the Ouachita National Forest remains closed until further
notice. The area is in a rebuilding phase after flash floods swept through the campgrounds last week. For safety reasons, the following
trails and roads are also closed until further notice:
Viles Branch trail:
The southern portion of Viles Branch loop trail will be closed east of the
junction with the Athens Big Fork Trail all the way to the trailhead on Road
2106 near Highway 369. The northern portion of the loop trail will be closed on
the 106 road at the road closure barrier east of the private land.
Little Missouri Trail:
This trail will be closed from the second staircase at the Little Missouri
trailhead south to the Viles Branch trail and to the Musgrove Hole.
Bluff Mountain Trail
(also known as Albert Pike trail): This short trail at Albert Pike campground
will be closed.
106 Road: Closed near
the county line to its junction with AR 369.
512 Road: Closed east
of the junction of 512 Road and 912 Road
99 Road: Closed at the
junction of 99 Road and County Road 73
County Road 73: Closed
at junction of County Road 73 and County Road 43 west to the Albert Pike
Winding Stairs Trailhead:
We will keep you posted when
they open again.