Saint Francois Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointTaum Sauk Mountain (1772 ft/540 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesMissouri (98%), Arkansas (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area12,421 sq mi / 32,170 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent180 mi / 289 km North-South
140 mi / 225 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 33' N; 90° 47' W
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Map of Saint Francois Mountains
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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 Saint Francois Mountains.
Ozark PlateauLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central Ozark PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Saint Francois MountainsLevel 5
         Boston MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Ozark Plateau FoothillsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Saint Francois Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Taum Sauk Mountain1772540 
2.Wildcat Mountain1760+536+ 
3.Buford Mountain1740530 
4.Russell Mountain1726526 
5.Bell Mountain1702519 
6.Proffit Mountain1700+518+ 
7.Ketcherside Mountain1698518 
8.Hogan Mountain1683+513+ 
9.Lindsey Mountain1662507 
10.Johnson Mountain1659506 
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 Saint Francois Mountains

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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Shepherd Mountain
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It's nice to have choices! (2019-03-14). Photo by David Johnson.
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Clark Mountain
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This boulder is the "problem" that sits atop Clark Mountain. You can see the old antenna on the left that climbers use to aid in their ascent (2015-02-02). Photo by Alan Bernier.
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