The Ozark Plateau is located in the central United States in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Very little of the plateau is located in Kansas, but there is a considerable amount in each of the other three states.
The Ozark Plateau is just one part of a geological formation that is typically called the Ozarks. The Ozarks consist of plateaus, along with mountains and a mountain country. The area together covers almost 47,000 square miles and has the largest mountain formation in the central United States. The Ozark Plateau can be divided up into the Salem Plateau and the Springfield Plateau.