What to know
Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge is the nation’s largest contiguous block of bottomland hardwood forest under single ownership. Lying within Mississippi River’s alluvial plain in SE Arkansas, the refuge is nearly 160,000 acres in size. It is home to Arkansas's only native population of black bears, and it is designated as a Wetland of International Importance. Recreational opportunities include camping, fishing, hunting, environmental education, interpretation, and wildlife observation & photography. The refuge visitor center contains wildlife and ecology exhibits (57 South CC Camp Road off Hwy. 1 at St. Charles). There are approximately 19 primitive campsites (no facilities) scattered about the refuge. There is no camping fee or reservation system. Stays are limited to less than 14 days and the sites must be occupied daily. Camping at some sites is limited to March through December. Call for road conditions.