West Fork Illinois Bayou Access

Hector, Arkansas (Pope County)

Last Updated: 11/15/2018
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.19 miles
Highest Elevation: 576 feet
Duration: About 5 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Hector
Nearest Town w/ Services: Atkins
Official Road Name: 93038B
Management Agency: Ozark National Forest
District: Big Piney District


Highlight: West Fork Illinois Bayou Access
The focal point of this trail is the Bayou access. This short, one person wide, 50 foot trail leads straight to the water. You can utilize this as a nice little fishing hole, but beware the wildlife (snakes), and there is a small portion during the walk of rocks to traverse at 25% slope (aprox 2') that can be treacherous.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn left off of N Polk Road onto this trail. It Y's and shares a trailhead with Campbell Hollow Loop. Stay left to continue to the water access.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hector, AR

Head north on Highway 27 approximately 3 miles & turn left on to Old Highway 27. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left on to NFM 1001 aka Granny Gap 1. Travel approximately 2.3 miles and turn right on to NFR1310 aka N Folk Road (no sign at this turn). Travel approximately 6.6 miles to trailhead.



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Brandon McCullough

Mapping Crew - Arkansas

Brandon is an avid camper, and thorough follower of the motto "pack light; freeze at night". Spending 6 years in the Marine Corps Infantry, he learned to sleep on the ground under the stars. No tent required. After purchasing his Nissan Xterra and joining the off road community, he has learned to get a little more comfortable since his rig is carrying the gear now; instead of himself. Brandon spends most of his time with his dog Yams, or doing one of the following: working in the garage on his Nissan Xterra, Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, Volkswagen TDI Golf, spending time at the rifle range, out on the water kayaking and Trout fishing, at a NASCAR race, or on the trails in his Xterra.
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