Winona Wildlife Management Area
This WMA consists of 160,000 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, including the headwaters of the Maumelle and Saline Rivers. The South Fouche LaFave river cuts across the northwest corner of the area. A few man-made lakes including Lake Winona, Lake Sylvia and Bear Creek Lake are found on the area.

Numerous hunting opportunities exist on the area. Deer, turkey, squirrel, bear, furbearers, cottontail, bobwhite, raccoon, mourning dove, coyote, woodcock, snipe and ducks.  

Recreation other than hunting:
  • Hiking and back packing, the Ouachita Trail transverses the area from AR 9 to AR 7, passing through the Flatside Wilderness Area.
  • Fishing opportunities for bass, crappie and catfish can be found on Lake Winona.  
There are no developed campsites, but the USDS allows unrestricted camping where you want. Camping is not allowed within the Central Arkansas Water Use Area immediately surrounding Lake Winona.

Contact Winona Wildlife Management Area

Toll Free: 877-478-1043


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