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Bell Mountain Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
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View east to Lindsey Mountain from glade on Bell Mountain, November 2010
Bell Mountain Wilderness is located in the United States
Bell Mountain Wilderness
Bell Mountain Wilderness
Location in the United States
Location Iron County, Missouri, United States
Nearest city Potosi, Missouri
Area 9,027 acres (37 km2)
Established 1980
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
Missouri - Taum Sauk-J Shutins area shaded relief
Bell Mountain Wilderness is northwest of Johnsons Shut-Ins and Taum Sauk state parks.

The United States Congress designated the Bell Mountain Wilderness in 1980. The wilderness area now has a total of 9,027 acres (36.53 km2). Bell Mountain is located within the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest, south of Potosi, Missouri in the United States. The wilderness lies in the Saint Francois Mountains and it was named after its highest point, Bell Mountain (elevation: 1,702). The namesake Bell Mountain has the name of Henry Bell, a pioneer settler. The Bell Mountain Wilderness is one of eight wilderness areas protected and preserved in Missouri. The area is popular for hiking as there are 12 miles (19 km) of trail, including a section of the Ozark Trail.

Bell Mountain Wilderness is part of a large parks-and-wilderness area which includes Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, and several conservation areas.

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