Northern Ouachita Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMagazine Mountain (2753 ft/839 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesArkansas (53%), Oklahoma (47%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area4,224 sq mi / 10,941 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent42 mi / 68 km North-South
157 mi / 253 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 10' N; 94° 17' W
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Map of Northern Ouachita 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 Northern Ouachita Mountains.
Ouachita MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Ouachita MountainsLevel 5
                 Sans Bois MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         Central Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Ouachita MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Ouachita FoothillsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northern Ouachita Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Magazine Mountain2753839 
2.Mossback Ridge2720+829+ 
3.Magazine Mountain-Radio Area2700+823+ 
4.Poteau Mountain2660+811+ 
5.Sugar Loaf Mountain2560780 
6.Petit Jean Mountain2440+744+ 
7.Poteau Mountain-Peak 24062406733 
8.Cavanal Mountain2385727 
9.Cavanal Mountain Lookout Site2380+725+ 
10.Peak 22602260+689+ 
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 NameftmRange6
1.Blue Mountain1831+558+Sans Bois Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Northern Ouachita Mountains

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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Sugar Loaf Mountain
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Oklahoma's prominence king, Sugar Loaf Mtn (2017-03-19).
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Petit Jean Mountain
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Petit Jean rocks in woods, very overgrown now (2018-06-27). Photo by Dave Covill.
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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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