Buck Island

Helena-West Helena, AR 75643

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880 acres of native forests, 620 acres of large white sand beaches, five miles of hiking trails, three-mile side channel; provides outstanding opportunities for wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, paddling, swimming, fishing, supports numerous wildlife species, including the endangered least tern and pallid sturgeon. The island is also a stop-over site along the Mississippi Flyway, used by 65 percent of North American migratory bird species. Buck Island is a three-minute boat trip from public boat ramp in Helena Harbor, making it easily accessible. It is also reachable by canoe and kayak; Lower Mississippi River Water Trail