Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area

Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area

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Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area Info

 County: Pulaski
 Division: Ouachita Mountains
 Acres: 373
 Year Added: 2018

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Located in Pulaski County, just west of Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area protects several rare plant and animal species, while offering visitors a rugged, low-impact recreational experience. The area provides habitat for three species of state conservation concern: the southeastern bat, the western diamondback rattlesnake, and Wright’s cliffbrake, a western desert fern. The ridge, Rattlesnake Ridge, is the watershed divide between the Big Maumelle and Little Maumelle rivers. It is comprised of a rare natural community, Ouachita Mountain Sandstone Outcrop Barrens, which is home to rare plants and animals typically found further west in hotter, drier places. The ridge, one of the most dramatic rocky summits in the eastern Ouachita Mountains, completes the northern boundary of the natural area. It is ¾ mile wide and rises up to 920 feet above sea level at its summit.

Directions

From Little Rock (Junction of Interstate 430 and State Highway 10) head west on State Highway 10 for approximately 8.5 miles. Turn right onto Barrett Rd. and travel 1.2 miles. The natural area is on the left side of the road. (Directions via Google)

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