Bear Hollow Natural Area

Bear Hollow Natural Area, Madison County, includes a mile of the intermittent Bear Hollow Creek, beginning about 0.25-mile upstream from its confluence with Rockhouse Creek. The natural area is enclosed by ridges along most of its perimeter, with only one hilltop farm in prominent view. Located near the center of the site is the Ozark Natural Science Center. This center was established in 1990 to provide environmental education opportunities for the people of the Ozark Mountains region. The natural area is bounded on the north and south by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s (AGFC) Madison County Wildlife Management Area and on the east and west by private land. There are 7.5 miles of primitive trail at this natural area, but access is controlled by the Ozark Natural Science Center.

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

From Huntsville, follow State Highway 23 north. Pass through Withrow Springs State Park and the town of Forum. Approximately 3 miles north of Forum turn right onto County Road 1235 (formerly County Road 30) at the large brown Madison County Wildlife Management Area sign. Continue past the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Headquarters trailer and turn right onto County Road 1250 at a green rectangular Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) sign. Turn left on County Road 1305 at the brown ONSC sign. Continue for two miles to the ONSC. The natural area is adjacent to ONSC property to the south and east.

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