Central Ouachita Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointRich Mountain (2681 ft/817 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesArkansas (60%), Oklahoma (40%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area6,706 sq mi / 17,369 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent64 mi / 103 km North-South
230 mi / 369 km East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 43' N; 94° 12' W
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Map of Central Ouachita Mountains
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Ouachita MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Ouachita MountainsLevel 5
         Southern Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Ouachita FoothillsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Ouachita Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Rich Mountain2681817 
2.Rich Mountain2666813 
3.Peak 26602660811 
4.Black Fork Mountain2660+811+ 
5.Winding Stair Mountain2451747 
6.Sycamore Lookout2377725 
7.Peak 22802280695 
8.Buffalo Mountain2136651 
9.Ouachita Pinnacle1961598 
10.Smith Pinnacle1886575 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Central Ouachita Mountains

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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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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Stouts Point
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Stouts Point dominates the view on the drive from the south (2013-01-03). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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