Bell Mountain Wilderness
|Bell Mountain Wilderness|
|Location||Iron County, Missouri, United States|
|Nearest city||Potosi, Missouri|
|Area||9,027 acres (37 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The United States Congress designated the Bell Mountain Wilderness in 1980. The wilderness area now has a total of 9,027 acres (36.53 km2). Bell Mountain is located within the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest, south of Potosi, Missouri in the United States. The wilderness lies in the Saint Francois Mountains and it was named after its highest point, Bell Mountain (elevation: 1,702). The namesake Bell Mountain has the name of Henry Bell, a pioneer settler. The Bell Mountain Wilderness is one of eight wilderness areas protected and preserved in Missouri. The area is popular for hiking as there are 12 miles (19 km) of trail, including a section of the Ozark Trail.
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- "Iron County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
- "Bell Mountain Wilderness Brochure" (PDF). USDA Forest Service. Retrieved February 5, 2006.