The park is located 13 miles west of Mena, Arkansas on Ark. 88 (the Talimena Scenic Drive, a national scenic byway). [NOTE:  During inclement weather, from Mena travel six miles north on U.S. 71, then go nine miles west on U.S. 270, then go two miles south up Ark. 272 to the park.]

If traveling from Oklahoma, take Hwy. 1 from Talihina to join Hwy. 88 at the Oklahoma/Arkansas state line. Continue east on Hwy. 88 approximately six miles to Rich Mountain, Arkansas. [NOTE:  During inclement weather, take Hwy. 270 from Heavener, Oklahoma, to Rich Mountain, Arkansas. Then, turn south on Ark. 272 and go two miles up the mountain to the park.]