Ponca Wilderness

Established: 1978
Acres: 11,300
Region: Ozarks
Section: Boston Mountains
State: Arkansas
County: Newton
Manager: Buffalo National River (link)

The Buffalo River Wilderness is divided up in 3 separate sections – Upper Buffalo, Ponca, and Lower Buffalo.   Ponca Wilderness is one of the most rugged of the AIM Wilderness Areas and is very popular for hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing/kayaking.

Ponca Wilderness
Ponca Wilderness
Person providing scale in front of falls
Hemmed in Hollow Falls
Indian Creek
Indian Creek
It doesn't get more rugged than Indian Creek
It doesn’t get more rugged than Indian Creek