Rock Creek Natural Area
Rock Creek Natural Area, located within the Salem Plateau of the Arkansas Ozarks, Sharp County, contains one of the highest concentrations of rare plants in Arkansas. These rare plants occur in a series of calcareous seep-fen and dolomite-glade plant communities along Rock Creek and its tributaries. Rock Creek, a tributary of the Spring River, has very high water quality due to several springs and seeps feeding the creek and lack of development in the watershed. The natural area lies within the Harold Alexander Wildlife Management Area and is co-managed with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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.

The Area is located approximately 6 miles south of Hardy. Take State Highway 342 east from U.S. Highway 62 along the Spring River to Rock Creek Road (County Road 51). Follow Rock Creek Road south to the Rock Creek bridge within the Harold Alexander Wildlife Management Area.

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