Pine City Natural Area
Pine City Natural Area, Monroe County, provides vital habitat for the only known population of the federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain of eastern Arkansas. The natural area also contains the "Lost Pine of Arkansas." Fairly extensive, high-quality natural stands of loblolly pine forest occur at Pine City Natural Area. These loblolly pines are "lost" in the sense that they are an isolated population within the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. As a result, these loblolly pines have become genetically distinct from loblolly pines found elsewhere in the United States. Additional holdings at the natural area consist of cleared and former agricultural land that will be restored to loblolly pine forest in the future.

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the current Arkansas Game and Fish Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

From Clarenden, take U.S. Highway 79 east (about 5 miles) to State Highway 17. Travel south on State Highway 17 (approximately 6 miles) to State Highway 86. Go east on State Highway 86 for 3 miles.

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