Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Muddy Creek consists of 150,000 acres of moderate to rugged mountain terrain and narrow valleys. The predominate timber types are upland hardwoods, shortleaf pine and mixed pine-hardwood. Typical of the Ouachitas, the ridges run in an east-west fashion. Hardwoods are generally found on the north and east aspects of the mountains while pine occupies the south and west aspects. Numerous streams are found on the area.

Numerous hunting opportunities exist on the area. In order of importance they include: deer, turkey, squirrel, furbearers, bobwhite, cottontail, raccoon, mourning dove, coyote, woodcock, snipe and ducks. The area is noted for its quality deer potential, primarily due to its terrain and older deer population. The area is famous for its outstanding turkey hunting.

For those who enjoy hiking and backpacking, the Ouachita Trail crosses the area from state highway 27 near Story west to US highway 270 west of Pencil Bluff.
Camping is unrestricted on Forest Service land so finding a campsite is no problem. Developed campsites can be found nearby at the Big Brushy Recreation Area west of Pencil Bluff on US highway 270. 

The area can be reached from Mt. Ida via US highway 270 west; 10 miles. From Waldron, take US highway 71 south, 6 miles to Needmore then state highway 28 east; 12 miles.

Contact Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area

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