White River National Wildlife Refuge


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White River National Wildlife Refuge

Address:57 S CC Camp Rd
PO Box 205
Saint Charles, AR 72140

Phone:870-282-8200
Fax:870-282-8234
Web: www.fws.gov/whiteriver
Established: 1935.
Location:Eastern Arkansas, in the floodplain of the lower White River.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, observation tower, campgrounds.
Activities:Boating, fishing, frogging, hunting, camping.
Special Features:Long and narrow at three to ten miles wide and almost 90 miles long, the refuge is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi River Valley.
Habitats: 160,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, lakes, streams, and impoundments.
Access: Open 24 hours a day from March through October. From November to March, portions of the refuge may be closed to protect nesting wildlife or due to flooding; check with office.
Wild life: Canada geese, mallard, turkey, bald eagle, black bear, and deer.

See other parks in Arkansas.
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