The Leatherwood wilderness is a 16,838 acres (68.14 km2) wilderness area located within the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest in Arkansas. It is the largest wilderness area in Arkansas. It was created by the US congress in 1984 and is managed by the US Forest Service. The Leatherwood wilderness area takes its name from Leatherwood creek, the largest waterway that runs through the wilderness area, and from the Dirca plant, locally known as the leatherwood plant, which is common in the region.
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