Indian Nations National Wildlife and Scenic Area
|Indian Nations National Wildlife and Scenic Area|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA|
|Nearest city||Heavener, Oklahoma|
|Area||41,051 acres (166.13 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
Indian Nations National Scenic and Wildlife Area is a federally designated National Scenic Area within Ouachita National Forest 11 miles (18 km) south of Heavener, in Le Flore County, Oklahoma USA. The 41,051-acre (16,613 ha) scenic area is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. The scenic area includes the Homer L. Johnson Wildlife Management Area. There is also a 15-acre (6.1 ha) fishing lake atop Post Mountain,developed by the U. S. Forest Service during the 1930s, is included within the scenic area.
The National Scenic Area was established by Public Law 100-499, known as the "Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area and Wilderness Area Act", designating the area as the Indian Nations National Scenic and Wildlife Area Area in 1988,
Cedar Lake has 3 miles (4.8 km) of shoreline and covers an area of 78 acres (32 ha). It is a recreational lake, primarily used for fishing, although swimming and boating are also allowed and are popular.[a] The main fish species are channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, spotted bass and sunfish. Facilities include boat docks and ramps, drinking water, outdoor grills, pavilion, picnic area with tables, playground, hook-up sites for recreational vehicles and tent sites for camping.
- The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), which regulates both fishing and hunting, does not allow boat motors that exceed 7.5 horsepower.
- "Indian Nations National Wildlife and Scenic Area". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- "Public Law 100-499" (PDF). October 18, 1988. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- "Cedar Lake Recreation Area." U.S. Department of Agriculture. Undated. Accessed June 13, 2018.
- "Cedar Lake," Outdoors OK. Accessed July 26, 2015.
- Indian Nations National Wildlife and Scenic Area at Ouachita National Forest