National Natural Landmarks

Roaring Branch Research Natural Area

Roaring Branch Research Natural Area
Roaring Branch Research Natural Area. Photo by J. Moore.

Roaring Branch Research Natural Area includes a steep ravine with a virgin mesophytic forest representing a relict outlier of forests characteristic of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. The site also supports plant species that are rare in the Ouachita Mountains.

Location: Polk County, AR ; Polk County, AR

Year designated: 1976

Acres: 278

Ownership: Federal




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