Perry County High Point Trip Report

Deckard Mtn on Nimrod quadrangle

Date: March 24, 2001
Author: Hans Haustein

Deckard Mountain is the highest point in Perry County at 1812 feet. The mountain is located in the southwest portion of the county in Deckard Mountain Walk-In Turkey Hunting Area.

Deckard Mountain is reach by going seven miles south of Hollis, then go west on National Forest Road (NFR) 11 for two miles. Park in the area on NFR 771 just northwest of its intersection with NFR 11.

Here, NFR 771 is closed to vehicles but is open to horse, foot, and mountain bike traffic. Follow NFR 771 for about 1.25 miles until it reaches the base of Deckard Mountain, then bushwhack in a northerly direction to the summit for about 0.4 miles. The Forest Service was been doing burns in the area, so much of the underbrush is gone. On the top of the mountain there is a rock cairn indicating the summit. There are views to the southeast and southwest of Smith Pinnacle and Ouachita Pinnacle, respectively. This is a really nice hike, just make sure it is done outside of turkey season.