Spectacular View In Howard County WMA

Total Miles


260.97 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Maintained gravel roads in Howard County WMA make up this trail to a spectacular view. This trail has a gate that can be opened or closed. Beautiful views, tight turns, a running creek, and bridged water crossings are along this trail. Access on the west side is facilitated by crossing Gillham Lake dam and following Gillham Lake Rd. (County Rd.) through the area. Access on the north and east is facilitated by utilizing Weyerhaeuser roads off Hwy. 4. A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at agfc.com or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office. Hunters, trappers, and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Howard County WMA leased lands permit. Camping is permitted in the area at designated campsites. Additional campsites are available at Blue Ridge Recreational Area on Dierks Lake and at the Gillham Lake dam area. Typical Athens Piedmont Plateau habitat includes rolling hills intensively managed for pine production and pine/hardwood mixed stands along creeks. The area is bordered on the west by Gillham Lake and the Cossatot River and partially on the south by Dierks Lake. Fishing opportunities are good in both Gillham Lake and Dierks Lake. Cossatot River State Park and Natural Area lies upstream on the Cossatot River. The Ouachita National Forest is located approximately 10 miles north.

Photos of Spectacular View In Howard County WMA

Spectacular View In Howard County WMA
Spectacular View In Howard County WMA
Spectacular View In Howard County WMA


Well maintained gravel roads that can be muddy when wet.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

A detailed map with all gates can be obtained here- https://agfc-publicusemaps.s3.amazonaws.com/Howard%20County%20WMA.pdf

Popular Trails