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South-Central Wilderness High Points

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RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.Guadalupe MountainsGuadalupe Peak8749Trans-Pecos Texas Ranges1270
2.Black Fork MountainBlack Fork Mountain2660Ouachita Mountains6
3.Upper Kiamichi RiverUpper Kiamichi River Wilderness High Point2620Ouachita Mountains13
4.Upper BuffaloTurner Ward Knob2463Ozark Plateau3
5.Dry CreekPetit Jean Mountain2440Ouachita Mountains51
6.Poteau MountainPoteau Mountain - Peak 24062406Ouachita Mountains3
7.Buffalo National RiverPickert Point Summit2380Ozark Plateau2
8.Wichita MountainsWichita Mountains Wilderness High Point2320Southern Great Plains0
9.Caney CreekBuckeye Mountain2300Ouachita Mountains7
10.Hurricane CreekColeman Knob West2205Ozark Plateau7
11.Richland CreekBig Middle Ridge2200Ozark Plateau1
12.Bell MountainBell Mountain1702Ozark Plateau24
13.East ForkFork Mountain1680Ozark Plateau1
14.FlatsideWhite Oak Mountain1640Ouachita Mountains3
15.Piney CreekPiney Creek Wilderness High Point1460Ozark Plateau0
16.Paddy CreekPaddy Creek Wilderness High Point1430Ozark Plateau2
17.Hercules-GladesHercules-Glades Wilderness High Point1360Ozark Plateau3
18.LeatherwoodLeatherwood Wilderness High Point1340Ozark Plateau1
19.Rockpile MountainRock Pile Mountain1270Ozark Plateau3
20.Devils BackboneDevils Backbone Wilderness High Point1080Ozark Plateau2
21.Bald KnobBald Knob Wilderness High Point980Lower Peninsula-Heartland11
22.IrishIrish Wilderness High Point900Ozark Plateau2
23.Clear SpringsClear Springs Wilderness High Point880Lower Peninsula-Heartland0
24.Garden of the GodsGarden of the Gods Wilderness High Point860Lower Peninsula-Heartland6
25.Lusk CreekLusk Creek Wilderness High Point820Lower Peninsula-Heartland0
26.Bay CreekBay Creek Wilderness High Point800Lower Peninsula-Heartland0
26.Burden FallsMcCormick Lookout800Lower Peninsula-Heartland0
28.Panther DenPanther Den Wilderness High Point740Lower Peninsula-Heartland0
29.Crab OrchardCrab Orchard Wilderness High Point700Lower Peninsula-Heartland1
30.MingoFry Bluff490Ozark Plateau0
31.Indian MoundsSand Hill418Southern Great Plains1
32.Little Lake CreekLittle Lake Creek Wilderness High Point371Southern Great Plains4
33.Kisatchie HillsRed Dirt Lookout370Southern Great Plains1
34.Turkey HillTurkey Hill Wilderness High Point362Southern Great Plains1
35.Big SloughBig Slough Wilderness High Point320Southern Great Plains1
36.Upland IslandUpland Island Wilderness High Point293Southern Great Plains1
37.Black CreekBlack Creek Wilderness High Point260Southeast Coast1
38.LeafLeaf Wilderness High Point90Southeast Coast1

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List Description

This list does not include 4 National Wilderness Areas in the south-central USA that are in swampy or very low lying terrain. These areas are subject to flooding, storm surges, or other events that can modify the flat terrain. Even without those factors, locating and visiting a single highest land point in these wet and thickly vegetated areas is likely not really possible in a truly objective sense.

The Wilderness Areas not represented by high points on this list are:

  • Big Lake in Arkansas
  • Breton and Lacassine in Louisiana
  • Gulf Islands in Mississippi


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