Albert Pike Recreation Area Update

Zoie Clift


Albert Pike Recreation Area
is still closed until further notice. We will keep everyone posted with
information as it becomes available. In the meantime, here are some updates we

Some roads that were closed
in wake of the flood are now being opened according to Ouachita National Forest
officials. Roads now open include Roads 73 and 106, as well as Road 2106
which is open from Highways 369 to the trailer turnaround, but closed to vehicular
traffic from the trailer turnaround to Viles Branch trailhead.  

The Winding Stair Trailhead
has also been reopened. A portion of the Little Missouri Trail remains closed
from Road 512 to road 106 by Albert Pike Campground.  
Hikers can detour around
the closed section by hiking east on Road 512, south on Road 73 and west on
Road 106.  Also the Viles Branch Trailhead on Forest Road 2106 and the
southern Athens Big Fork Trailhead on B23F are accessible by foot or horse
travel only.

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