Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area

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Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
A map of the United States showing the location of Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area
A map of the United States showing the location of Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area
Location Le Flore County, Oklahoma, U.S.
Nearest city Talihina, Oklahoma
Coordinates 34°44′52″N 94°47′11″W / 34.7478798°N 94.7863413°W / 34.7478798; -94.7863413Coordinates: 34°44′52″N 94°47′11″W / 34.7478798°N 94.7863413°W / 34.7478798; -94.7863413[1]
Area 26,445 acres (107.02 km²)
Established October 18, 1988
Governing body United States Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita

Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located within the Ouachita National Forest. State Highway 1, known as the Talimena Scenic Byway in this area, bisects the recreation area. Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area and the nearby Upper Kiamichi River and Black Fork Mountain Wilderness areas were created by an act of Congress on October 18, 1988.

The recreational area consists of 26,445 acres (107.02 km2) with many campgrounds, an 85 acres (340,000 m2) lake and many hiking trails. It lies mostly within LeFlore County, Oklahoma.[2]

A 45 mile (72 kilometer) section of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail passes through the recreation area providing for diverse hiking opportunities. Other activities include camping, fishing, hunting, and hang-gliding.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ Cole, Shane R. and Richard A. Marston. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Winding Stair Mountains." Retrieved May 4, 2013.[1]

See also[edit]

Talimena Scenic Drive