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Ozark Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointMagazine Mountain (2753 ft/839 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesArkansas (45%), Missouri (30%), Louisiana (13%), Oklahoma (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area115,041 sq mi / 297,955 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent542 mi / 871 km North-South
402 mi / 648 km East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 56' N; 92° 40' W
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Map of Ozark Highlands
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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 Highlands.
North America PlainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Canadian ShieldLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Great PlainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Midwest-Great Lakes AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ozark HighlandsLevel 3
                 Ozark PlateauLevel 4 (Child)
                 Ouachita MountainsLevel 4 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Ozark Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange4
1.Magazine Mountain2753839Ouachita Mountains
2.Mossback Ridge2720+829+Ouachita Mountains
3.Magazine Mountain-Radio Area2700+823+Ouachita Mountains
4.Rich Mountain2681817Ouachita Mountains
5.Rich Mountain2666813Ouachita Mountains
6.Peak 26602660811Ouachita Mountains
7.Black Fork Mountain2660+811+Ouachita Mountains
8.Poteau Mountain2660+811+Ouachita Mountains
9.Buffalo Lookout2561781Ozark Plateau
10.Sugar Loaf Mountain2560780Ouachita 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 NameftmRange4
1.Magazine Mountain2753839Ouachita Mountains
2.Buffalo Lookout2561781Ozark Plateau



Photos of Peaks in the Ozark Highlands

Magazine Mountain
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Magazine Mountain summit area complete with scale model Arkansas map (2012-09-02). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Rich Mountain
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Rich Mountain Fire Tower, Arkansas, a drive up from the outstanding Talimena National Scenic Byway (2012-02-24). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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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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Music Mountain
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A view west at Music Mountain (center background) from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, Arkansas (2012-02-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff
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view of the Arkansas River from Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff high point (2012-09-01). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Driskill Mountain

A typical summit area in dense forest--a cairn, sign, and register mark the high point of Louisiana (1995-03-04).



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