Big Creek Natural Area

Big Creek Natural Area, Cleburne County, located near the northeastern limit of the Arkansas Valley, includes approximately five miles of the course of Big Creek, a major tributary of the Little Red River. High water quality and diverse populations of fish and other aquatic organisms are characteristic of Big Creek. Bluffs tower as high as 200-feet above the streambed. This site's topographic relief, varied exposures, and considerable extent provide habitat for a broad array of plant and animal species. A primitive foot-trail provides access to some of the natural area’s most interesting features.

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the current Arkansas Game and Fish Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

Take State Highway 110 east of Heber Springs to Wilburn. From Wilburn, go east on Tylar Road for approximately 0.9 mile. Turn right onto Center Chapel Road (gravel). Travel approximately 1.4 miles. At the stop sign, go straight onto Heritage Trail Road and follow the signs to the natural area.

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