Additional Trail Information: NOTICE: According to the Ozark National Forest in Russellville, the campground is officially closed and a re-opening date has not been established. A major landslide blocked the primary access from the south last year and the USFS is still trying to get some federal money to clear out the debris and rebuild the road. That work may begin later this spring but nothing's been scheduled for certain.
Location: At the junction of Hwys. 7, 123 and 16 (Pelsor), turn east on 16 to Ben Hur; then south about 1 1/2 miles to Forest Road 1205, keep on Forest Road 1205 for 10-12 miles to Richland Creek Campground located on the eastern edge of the wilderness area. Much of the wilderness is bounded by Forest Road 1205 offering many access points.
Description: 11,800 acres featuring waterfalls, bluffs, clear, flowing streams and rugged terrain. This wilderness area is one of the most scenic places in the entire United States; however, it does receive a great deal of use so all visitors must be extra cautious to “leave no trace.”
For Information: Buffalo Ranger District, P.O. Box 427, Jasper, AR, 72641, (870) 446-5122