AROUND WOLF PEN
Mena is located in the west central portion of Arkansas, nestled in the Ouachita Mountains with cascading streams, bass-filled lakes and a million and a half acres of pristine forests.
The surrounding magnificent mountains and rivers offer unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, canoeing, rafting and kayaking the wild and rugged Ouachita and Cossatot Rivers featuring Class III, IV and V rapids; or hiking 75 miles of trails ranging from gentle to challenging. Throughout the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest there are 32 recreational areas for you to enjoy.
From Mena to Talihina, Oklahoma you can wind 54 miles on the National Forest Scenic Byway, Talimena Scenic Drive. It offers breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding countryside from peaks of nearly 3,000 feet.
EXPLORE THE TALIMENA SCENIC DRIVE
The Talimena Scenic drive winds 54 miles along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain in the Ouachita National Forest (pronounced Wash-i-tah). If you can resist stopping to enjoy the many vistas and attractions along the way, the route takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to drive. A leisurely drive can take all day.
From the East (Arkansas)
ARKANSAS HIGHWAY 88
Arkansas Highway 88 intersects U.S. Highway 59/71 in the town of Mena.
The Talimena Scenic drive begins at the East End Visitor Information Station north of town.
ARKANSAS HIGHWAY 272
Arkansas Highway 272 intersects U.S. Highway 270/59 at the town of Rich Mountain, 8 miles North West of the town of Acorn, Arkansas. This highway goes directly to Queen Wilhelmina State Park.
From the West (Oklahoma)
U.S. HIGHWAY 259
U.S. Highway 259 intersects the halfway point of the Talimena scenic Drive 5 miles north of Big Cedar, Oklahoma, and 18 miles south of Heavener, Oklahoma.
U.S. HIGHWAY 271
U.S. Highway 271 Intersect Oklahoma Highway 1. The Talimena Scenic Drive, at the West End Visitor Information Station, 7 miles northeast of Talihina, Oklahoma or 30 miles southwest of Poteau, Oklahoma.
Located in Mena, Arkansas near the Wolf Pen Gap ATV trail system in the vacation paradise of the Ouachita Mountains. The Wolf Pen Gap ATV trails are one of the top ten ATV trails in the United States.
Hawks Overlook ATV / UTV Rental, LLC
714 Polk County Rd, #61
Mena, Arkansas 71953