Pike County Pocosin Complex

  • Pike County Pocosin

    Pike County Pocosin

  • Pike County Pocosin

    Pike County Pocosin

  • Butterflies at Pike County Pocosin

    Butterflies at Pike County Pocosin

  • Trail and bench on the Pocosin Tract

    Trail and bench on the Pocosin Tract

  • Arkansas Oak

    Arkansas Oak

  • Pike County Pocosin

    Pike County Pocosin

  • A ravine on the Pocosin Tract

    A ravine on the Pocosin Tract

Overview
Pike County Pocosin consists of two acquisitions totaling 333 acres. The tract supports two unique plant communities: an uncommon upland scrub-hardwood/longleaf pine/reindeer moss vegetation type and “pocosin,” an unusual evergreen plant community occurring in deep ravines.

Forever Wild has partnered with Troy University, which owns 17 acres of pocosin habitat, in support of environmental education programs at the university.

In addition to opportunities to view rare flora, Pike County Pocosin offers visitors outdoor activities including include hunting, bird watching and other wildlife observation.

Hunting
Hunters must have a valid hunting license and permit map; and follow regulations, seasons, and limits for the county in which the tract is located. The free permit maps may be downloaded here.

Directions
From Montgomery, take U.S. 231 South through Troy (approximately 46 miles) to Pike Co. Rd. 14/Swindall Road. Turn left on Co. Rd. 14 and go approximately 2.2 miles to Elm Street. Turn right on Elm Street/Co. Rd. 26 and go approximately 0.3 miles to Clayhill Road. Turn right on Clayhill Road and roadside parking is available approximately 0.2 miles ahead on the right.