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Arkansas Post Water Trail

Watch for songbirds, white pelicans, great egrets, bald eagles and waterfowl. Beavers, nutria, muskrats, deer and raccoons feed near the bayou. Watch alligators from a safe distance. Enjoy bald cypress, cottonwood, sycamore, hackberry and persimmon trees. American lotus blooms in late summer. Catch crappie and bream with minnows, jigs and spinners on light line. Fish for catfish on the bottom of the bayou with worms, minnows and stink baits. Use lures and live baits in vegetation and cover for black bass. Hunters seek waterfowl, deer, turkey and small game on Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area. Wear hunter orange during hunting seasons. No hunting is permitted within Arkansas Post National Memorial.
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Owner:
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Length:
5 miles
Time:
4-5 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Difficulty Comment:
At safe water levels, the bayous of Arkansas Post are flat-water paddles; a shuttle vehicle is not needed. Wind and waves can create dangerous conditions on the open water of Post Bayou and Post Lake. Moore Bayou provides more shelter.
Trailhead Location:
From US 65 at Gould go East on Arkansas Highway 212 for 11.8 miles. Turn left onto US 165 and travel North for 4.3 miles. Turn right onto Arkansas Highway 169 and travel East for 1 mile. Turn right into Moore Bayou River Access. From Gillett, travel 5.8 miles South on US 165. Turn left onto Arkansas Highway 169 and travel East for 1 mile. Turn right into Moore Bayou River Access.